• LOW-COST liquid feeds used in dairy cow diets this winter are equivalent to using poor quality compounds and could increase the cost of milk production rather than reduce it.

  • DESPITE earlier claims beef producers would begin to see some sort of improvement in finished cattle prices by September, values remain stubbornly stable - although the smallest signs of a lift are beginning to emerge.

  • A VIDEO highlighting the rewards of careful management of ewe condition score has been launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), along with a ewe nutrition timeline guide.

  • AN increase in the strength of the euro combined with slightly reduced numbers forward as flockmasters seek to sort out potential breeding females, has helped boost finished lamb prices.

  • FAMILY members, friends and colleagues gathered at the Porterhouse restaurant for the recent retirement of one of Aberdeen and Northern Marts' best known auctioneers, Allan Taylor.

  • SOME 28 youngsters from as far as Lincolnshire and including a contingent from Ireland, travelled to Dunblane, Perthshire, where owner of Highland Wagyu, Mohsin Altajir, hosted the annual Beef Shorthorn Young Members' Club event.

  • AN Inverness butcher has officially set a brand new sizzling Guinness World Record for making the most sausages in one minute.

  • ABERDEENSHIRE sheep farmers have joined Quality Meat Scotland's Scotch Lamb ambassadors in a Banchory supermarket to encourage shoppers to re-discover the delicious versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI.

  • THE largest exportation in recent years of British Texels is heading to Switzerland having been selected on farms in Scotland, in June, by an inward mission of Swiss breeders, who also visited the Royal Highland Show.

  • AS prime lamb values continued to slip this week, it comes as no surprise that the first breeding sheep sales of the season have also dropped - but on the back of an extremely strong trade last year.