• INDEPENDANT dairy consultant, Hugh Kerr, has joined forces with the feed company, Harbro, in a bid to help dairy farmers gain access to progressive nutritional solutions, combined with best practice and modern technology.

  • DESPITE a damaging World Health Organisaton (WHO) announcement and the Forth Road Bridge closure, Fife-based family farmer and butcher, Puddledub, has achieved sales growth.

  • Game meat has become more popular than ever, with such products joining beef, lamb and pork as a regular dish - despite the past season's challenging weather.

  • JULIE Sedgewick has been announced as the 2015 winner of the National Sheep Association's George Hedley Memorial Award in recognition of her contribution to the sheep industry.

  • A SERIES of free workshops highlighting how sheep farmers can benefit from the use of Electronic Identification (EID) in their flocks will be hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) next month.

  • ANY recovery in future milk prices will be dependant on a reduction in production, the sale of excess stocks and a rise in demand, according to a new report from AHDB Dairy.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland (QMS) is funding a series of six Farm Business Planning workshops to be held across Scotland in February.

  • WITH the UK being the third largest global exporter of sheep meat, and exports from New Zealand unlikely to increase, future lamb prices appear positive, albeit much dependant on developments in China.

  • FORGET the doom and gloom surrounding current pig prices and the amount of money being lost on every animal sold, Scottish producers have a lot to be positive about with the opening of the new plant at Brechin, next week.

  • THE first genetic index to improve resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in dairy herds - TB Advantage - has been published by AHDB Dairy.