• SHEEP farmers selling their wool through the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) can look forward to similar prices to that of the 2014 season, with slight increases within specific types and breeds - all going well, they could improve on those figures announced in this week's 2015 guide to wool clip values.

  • TWO of Scotland's most iconic foods - Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI - were high profile in Hong Kong this week at Hofex, Asia's leading food and hospitality trade show.

  • THE strength of sterling has been one of the most significant factors affecting the price of finished cattle in recent months, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

  • ALGAE has the potential to be a new sustainable feed source, if the positive signs from work in Australia turn out to be practical.

  • REDUCED numbers and fewer heavy types have bolstered the prime lamb trade, with auction marts both north and south of the Border witnessing price rises of anything up to 5p per live kg for old season lambs.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland (QMS) has produced a stylish new Scotch Beef PGI guide to inform and inspire consumers about the brand, Scotland's favourite food.

  • The use of Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) when bull buying was one of the topics discussed at the recent Clyde monitor farm meeting.

  • PRIME beef cattle prices remain worryingly low, and are continuing to fall, but it's not all doom and gloom - young store cattle appear to be holding their value and finished beef prices are expected to pick up by the end of May, according to those in the know.

  • THE sheep industry is getting behind plans for the NSA Highland Sheep event with more than 70 trade stands and 20 breed and breeder demonstrations booked to attend.

  • A NEW tracker contract from suppliers, Noble Foods but backed by Tesco with all of its packers, will insure egg producers against volatile movements in feed costs.