JACOB flock champions, Gordon Connor and Scott Dalrymple (pictured from left along with Mhairi Connor), who run the Dun-Mor flock at Linlithgow, have become the first in Scotland to export the breed to the Czech Republic.
LAMB prices have been improving over the past month, with the SQQ in Scotland on Tuesday, sitting at 179.9p per live kg - up almost 5p on the week and almost 30p on the disasterous lows of 140p at the end of September - however, skin prices remain decidedly sticky.
SUBSTANTIALLY increased prices and improved weather in the second half of the year, helped to overturn the effects of a long, cold hard winter and spring and, says QMS, most cattle and sheep businesses improved margins in 2013.
AT its November machinery sale, John Swan saw one of the biggest and best quality entries of nearly 1000 lots of machinery and equipment attract a large crowd of local and distant buyers, creating a buoyant trade .
SCOTLAND'S meat promotions body reports many market signals to kindle further confidence in the industry thanks to an increase in red meat consumption while maintaining a Scotch premium, as well as a surge in public awareness due to successful, and award-winning, marketing campaigns.