• BORDER RORY D35, a Hereford bull bred by SW Quan of Border Herefords, has made his mark in the Hereford breed in more ways than one, having had a 'model' bull cast in bronze of him to reside in Hereford city centre.

  • AT LONG last, beef prices appear to have stabilised following almost four months in decline - during which average deadweight cattle values dropped 50p per deadweight kg - with both QMS and Eblex now highlighting some positive news for producers.

  • NEW PRESIDENT, John Hamilton, Thurston Mains, Innerwick, had the casting vote on how much the new tup levy would be at the Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association agm, in Stirling, on Tuesday.

  • 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.