• NEW STEAK cuts developed by Eblex proved a hit with delegates at this year's Processor Conference.

  • DESPITE CONTINUED falling pig prices, GB values remain some 7p per kg ahead of the same week last year, and significantly higher than European prices, due to the recent pressure on the market as a result of the Russian import ban on EU product following the outbreak of swine fever in Poland.

  • A GOOD show of poultry sold extremely well to a full ringside of buyers at the Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart's spring sale of cage birds, poultry, waterfowl, hatching eggs and equipment, last week.

  • MANY SCOTTISH farmers are still awaiting the onslaught of lambing, but the first of the new season lambs have already been sold further south, and at prices higher than year earlier values.

  • WELL BRED and broken dogs met a keen demand at last weekend's sale of 59 working collies and pups at the Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmer's Mart.

  • EIGHT FRENCH chefs used Quality Standard beef and lamb at a top Paris food show to showcase a range of recipes.

  • STRONG EXPORT demand and the on-going tight supply situation has bolstered old season lamb prices to their highest level since July 2013, with the GB SQQ for the week ending some 6p higher on the previous seven days and more than 11p higher year on year at 197.0p per kg.

  • A DELEGATION from Eblex, together with four meat exporters from England, will be supporting UK Trade and Investment's GREAT Week in Hong Kong and Macau this month.

  • CULL COW prices have improved for the second week on the trot, with figures for the end of February showing average prices in Scotland have risen more than 6p per deadweight kg on the week, to level at 238.3p, while the GB average rose to 225.5p - its highest of the year.

  • RED MEAT processor Dunbia has expanded its business into Scotland, with the purchase of Lynch Quality Meats in Ayr.