• A NEW partnership between the ABP Food Group (ABP), one of the largest beef processors in Europe, and Genus, a leading animal genetics company, aims to develop more sustainable and higher quality beef in the market place.

  • LAWRIE AND Symington have recently announced Willie Paterson as the new senior market manager at Forfar.

  • FINISHED CATTLE prices are continuing to fall on a weekly basis, despite the fact breeding cattle and yearling store prices remain unchanged and in some instances are on the up.

  • FORGET HIGH input, high output systems on upland units, hill farmers can make more money by taking a step back and farming more traditionally.

  • SHEEP FARMERS can look forward to strong to improving prices for the UK's 2014 wool clip, according to the Irish company Texacloth.

  • IMPROVED PRICES are expected to drive beef and sheep profits in New Zealand by as much as 35% on last year's drought affected season.

  • A NEW vice-chairman and two new executive directors have recently been appointed to the Aberdeen and Northern Marts Group's board.

  • NEW CHAIRMAN of the Galloway Cattle Society's Young Members Group is Andrew Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, Castle Douglas.

  • DAIRY FARMS relying on the Genus ABS Reproductive Management Service (RMS) make more than £111 per cow than the average National Milk Record (NMR) herd, solely due to better fertility.

  • MILK PRICES may well be on the down slope, but Scotland's dairy sector is is the process of mass investment and the same holds true across the water Ireland, where huge amounts of capital is being spent to modernise and expand existing units, while some beef farmers are converting from suckler cows to dairy.