• ORGANIC raw material supplies throughout the autumn and winter will not be as bad as first feared when Ukraine lost its organic certification status as a result of the pesticide contamination.

  • A GROUP of key international food buyers have visited a Perthshire farm to learn about Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI and the quality assurance, traceability and animal welfare which underpin the iconic brands.

  • WITH the prime lamb trade heading south yet again, sheep farmers could bolster future margins by diversifying into quality mutton - a market which Scotland has traditionally been famed for.

  • A TOTAL of 43 working collies were sold by C and D Auctions Marts, last week, at the annual October sale held inconjunction with the Moffat Sheepdog Society at Hammerlands, Moffat.

  • A PROACTIVE approach to protecting herds against Haplotype for Cholesterol Deficiency (HCD) - the new genetic defect that affects the survival rate of calves in the Holstein breed - has been launched by Genus ABS through its Genetic Management System (GMS).

  • Despite Russia's ban on EU imports, UK cheese exports for the 12 months post the ban have beaten all records, rising to 141,000 tonnes, reflecting a rise in non-EU exports.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland (QMS) has produced 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.

  • CHANGING household structures and increasingly busier lives are driving consumer shopping needs and choices towards more convience foods.

  • SCOTCH Lamb PGI is set to be top of the menu at a number of high profile events to celebrate St Andrew's Day.

  • HOME-PRODUCED lamb will be competing with New Zealand and Australia for a greater slice of the consumer market in Hong Kong and Macau, this month.