• DEMAND for prime lambs has remained firm over the past six weeks, with prices now some 20p per live kg above last years levels, but it is the store lamb and cull ewe trade that has soared ahead in recent weeks.

  • EBLEX has boosted resource in its communications team in respeonse to increasing calls from levy payers and stakeholders for information to help drive the industry forward.

  • A NEW farm and farm related insurance service has recently been announced by the Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart for the many clients who support C and D's two auction marts at Longtown and Dumfries.

  • FALLING MILK prices are prompting many dairy farmers to re-think feed costs this winter and Stirlingshire dairy producer, David Hamilton - currently Scotland's 'Dairy Farmer of the Year' - is no exception.

  • Despite continued low market prices for milk on the international dairy market, there are some brief signs of price stabalisation.

  • FINISHED beef cattle prices have somewhat rallied over the past six months, but while they slowly but surely nudged north from July onwards, the cast cow trade slumped south during the same period.

  • MILK producers of all breeds and crosses with spring-calving herds can look to the new Spring Calving Index (£SCI) to help with their sire selection.

  • ONE of the most influential sires in the Genus ABS dairy catalogue, Pictson Shottle, has been retired from the active bull line-up following a 15-year career.

  • AS NEW rules regarding sheep identification come in to play on January 1, 2015, the National Sheep Association has urged sheep keepers in all parts of the UK to be aware of the changes.

  • A ROUND up of pre-Christmas poultry sales.