• MORE than 2.2m Scottish consumers are hearing what makes Scotch Beef PGI a cut above the rest in a new radio campaign launched this month by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

  • WINNER of the prestigious Connachan Salver is Charlie Mitchell, who farms at Little Larg, Barlure and Cairnerzean, New Luce, with sons Jim and Alan.

  • CATTLE breeding company, World Wide Sires (WWS) has started its own UK business after splitting with Cogent Breeding in December, of last year, after five years of co-operation.

  • DAIRY cattle numbers south of the Border and in Ireland have again risen on the year, increasing the risk of further milk price reductions.

  • SHEEP producers should think twice before signing what may be perceived as a lucrative supermarket contract to provide a continuous amount of finished prime lambs.

  • DAIRY farmers can reduce their reliance on antibiotics by more selective dry cow therapy, instead of blanket use - saving at least £20 per cow.

  • A NEW centre record was set at Hammerlands, Moffat, at the weekend when C and D Auction Marts' sale of 47 working collies and four pups hit a top of 4500gns.

  • KEEP nice and warm whilst you're lambing this year with a Scotch Lamb beanie hat!

  • THIS month saw the final meeting of the Forth Monitor Farm and the end of a very valuable three-year programme, according to host farmer Duncan McEwen.

  • MUTTON has made a resurgence in many of the country's leading restaurants, and diners in Northern Ireland can now look forward to celebrating goat kid meat - or cabrito as it's better known - from Broughgammon Farm.