• A THREE-DAY auction sale through Euro Auctions, in Leeds, saw more than 4900 lots of machinery and farm equipment go under the hammer to gross almost £30m.

  • THE Highland Cattle Society's 10-year business plan to re-shape its finances appears to be on track to deliver significant changes in its fortunes.

  • BOB and Kay Adam's Newhouse herd from Newhouse of Glamis, has triumphed to win the Harman Charolais Genetic Improvement Award 2016 for the greatest genetic progress in Scotland, in the past year.

  • ABERDEENSHIRE cattle breeders, Neil and Stuart Barclay, Harestone, have scooped the top accolades in the Scottish and Northern Charolais Cattle Breeders' Club annual herds awards.

  • THOSE aiming to crucify the heavyweight breeds as incapable of producing lower deadweight cattle to hit new spec' rules, have had their argument confounded by research which shows that lighter weights can be achieved with a few tweaks to their diet.

  • SCOTLAND'S youngsters have had to endure the rough end of the stick in any bids to get a step up on the farming ladder, but one of the world's largest egg producers threw them a lifeline at the SRUC's 'Opportunity for growth' conference, in Perth, on Tuesday.

  • BEEF cattle supplies may not be as high as first expected this year, with prospects for Ireland's live export trade looking much more promising.

  • MICHELIN-STARRED chef Tom Kitchin, one of Scotland's most revered chefs, is taking the message of what makes Scotch Beef PGI a cut above the rest, from the heart of rural Scotland to the city centre of London.

  • DESPITE low market returns across the agricultural sector, Mole Valley Farmers has maintained turnover levels with those of the previous year, with figures from the year ending September 30, 2015, at £422m, with like for like annual growth of 8% or £35m, before effects of deflation.

  • BULLS held up well at the Luing Cattle Society's Premier sale at Castle Douglas, last week, where 23 changed hands to cash in at £4868.80, a rise of more that £40 on the year, while females met a more selective demand.