• FOLLOWING A significant decline in participating processors in the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP), the Bpex board has launched a new historical pig price report, called the GB All Pigs Price (GB APP).

  • TWO NEW appointments have been announced by Cumberland and Dumfriesshire Farmers' Mart to support its growth plans at its Dumfries centre.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE has a lot to answer for when you consider the last year's horrendous snow and late spring and the floods in the south of England.

  • PRIME HOGG prices are continuing to slowly edge upwards through both live auction sales and abattoirs and, despite threatening to level off, producers should remain confident about the coming weeks leading up to Easter.

  • Cattle breeding company Cogent may be best known as a specialist in dairy genetics, but its beef portfolio has been quietly growing behind the scenes.

  • 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.