• SHARE capital investment in Thainstone-based ANM Group has reached a record £5m.

  • INVESTMENT to the tune of up to £1m will remain central to the British Limousin Cattle Society's work in the coming years to ensure that the breed continues to provide producers with cattle that are profitable and adaptable to meet changing markets.

  • WITH prime beef values much on a par with rates this time last year and feed prices remaining low, the first of the back-end weaned calf sales have held up well, albeit with some reductions for the heavier types.

  • DAIRY nutrition company, Volac, has published its financial results for the 10-month-period ending December 2014 - a shorter period than reported last year due to the realignment of accounting period to calendar year.

  • AN alternative Estimated Breeding Value graph will be used for individual cattle being sold at Simmental Cattle Society sales, starting with the breed's main sale at UA, Stirling, this month.

  • NEXT week Quality Meat Scotland will launch its annual review - a publication which aims to highlight the activities QMS undertakes on behalf of the Scottish red meat industry.

  • BEEF, dairy, sheep and arable producers, are all struggling to make ends meet, with lower end prices and higher costs of production for most of 2015 and the same appears true in the pig sector, where the GB SPP UK-spec' price has been in decline since June, 2014.

  • Continued strengthening of the pound against the euro over the past year will mean lower overall payments to farmers receiving their Basic Payments - formerly the Single Farm Payment - in sterling.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland (QMS) is helping consumers understand the quality and versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI with the launch of a new guide.

  • AN acute shortage of replacement dairy heifers is looming because the use of beef sires instead of dairy has gone on too far for too long.