• WHILE prime sheep have been on a bit of a rollercoaster in recent weeks, reduced numbers coming forward have helped bolster trade, with the majority of early markets this week - both north and south of the Border - enjoying a welcome boost.

  • PREMIUM cuts of British beef and lamb could soon be seen on the shelves of supermarkets in the West Indies, according to a report from AHDB Beef and Lamb.

  • THE dispersal of a fine assortment of model steam engines that belonged to a Scottish farmer, made £250,000 at auction last weekend - smashing the guide price by £150,000.

  • UNITED Auctions' May bull sale at Stirling is set to host an official show and sale of 20 Highland cattle as part of a new format to the sales which will now be held over two days.

  • GRETNAHOUSE Juror, a 19-month-old Charolais bull from Alasdair Houston's herd at Gretna, has been sold privately for £10,000 to John and Jenny Rix, for their Wissington Charolais herd based at Nayland, Colchester.

  • EIGHT of the UK's best young butchers will showcase their skills and talent at Foodex next week when they go head to head in the Premier Young Butcher 2016 competition, supported by the Scotch Butchers Club.

  • A SERIES of weaning videos have been created to educate Scottish families about the role of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in a healthy balanced diet, from highchair to dinner table.

  • A LOOK at implement and machinery sales to the week ended April 13, 2016.

  • REDUCING parasite contamination on pasture and remaining vigilant for nematodirosis will be high on sheep farmers' agenda this April, while beef and dairy farmers should concentrate on preventing parasitic disease in youngstock, according to the latest NADIS Parasite Forecast, sponsored by Merial Animal Health.

  • REPORTS received for the spring grass lets.