• NEW chief executive of the Shorthorn and Beef Shorthorn Cattle Societies is Milly Fyfe, who succeeds Frank Milnes, after 16 years of service.

  • EXPORTS of beef cuts and offal proved a stand out success, accounting for 86% (86,000 tonnes) of shipments last year, compared to 75% (84,448) the previous year.

  • HAMPSHIRE Down breeders north of the Border have a busy year ahead of them with the Scottish club staging the breed's first ever national agm and weekend, in Scotland.

  • A SHORT video to promote the importance of safety when working with cattle at calving, including a range of steps which can help reduce risk of injury or loss of life, is available to view on Quality Meat Scotland's Facebook page.

  • DESPITE continued erosion of prime cattle prices, store values remain relatively stable in comparison, albeit still down on the year.

  • CONSUMERS in Canada are now enjoying Scotch Beef PGI, one of Scotland's most iconic foods, for the first time in almost 20 years.

  • WHO said Blackface lambs never hit specification?

  • A NEW agricultural auctioneering and valuations company specialising in the sale of pedigree and commercial animals has been launched.

  • DESPITE continuous calls for lighter weight cattle, Scottish carcase weights have increased by 8%, or 28kg over the past four years.

  • DEVERON Lookout, an 11-month-old Aberdeen-Angus bull bred by Hamish and Margaret Sclater, from Turriff, Aberdeenshire, has been sold in a private deal for £15,000 to Oliver and Claire Russell, Ballindalloch Home Farms, Banffshire.