• 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.

  • FOLLOWING a four-year course of study at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, five members of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) graduated with a certificate in higher education in professional studies in livestock market operations and management.

  • TWO Scottish butchers who pride themselves on the quality of their meat and their diverse product ranges have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award.

  • THE dedication and commitment involved in producing top quality beef will be celebrated at a special 'Gala Dinner Celebrating Beef' taking place at Banchory Lodge Hotel, on March 11.

  • FOR the 20th consecutive year, the Limousin has remained the most popular beef sire, having been confirmed as the UK's No 1 numerical breed, with 486,680 calves registered in 2015.

  • PRIME sheep values are fast approaching if not already matching or exceeding prices seen this time last year at many auction marts, and are likely to improve further with Easter falling early, according to those in the know.

  • EUROPE has always proved a key export market for British lamb and sheep farmers can now look forward to the possibility that America will open up its doors before the end of the year.

  • WHITE call ducks proved the star attraction at Harrison and Hetherington's spring sale of poultry, waterfowl, hatching eggs, equipment and pigs, at Carlisle, securing several of the top prices, including the day's lead of £510 for a pair bought by Messrs Roberts, Shropshire.