• AN alternative Estimated Breeding Value graph will be used for individual cattle being sold at Simmental Cattle Society sales, starting with the breed's main sale at UA, Stirling, this month.

  • NEXT week Quality Meat Scotland will launch its annual review - a publication which aims to highlight the activities QMS undertakes on behalf of the Scottish red meat industry.

  • BEEF, dairy, sheep and arable producers, are all struggling to make ends meet, with lower end prices and higher costs of production for most of 2015 and the same appears true in the pig sector, where the GB SPP UK-spec' price has been in decline since June, 2014.

  • Continued strengthening of the pound against the euro over the past year will mean lower overall payments to farmers receiving their Basic Payments - formerly the Single Farm Payment - in sterling.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland (QMS) is helping consumers understand the quality and versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI with the launch of a new guide.

  • AN acute shortage of replacement dairy heifers is looming because the use of beef sires instead of dairy has gone on too far for too long.

  • SCOTTISH youngsters made their presence felt in the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society's National Youth Development Programme Final, staged at the home of Angus Stovold's Rosemead herd from Godalming, Surrey, last weekend, winning several of the various sections.

  • AT long last there appears to be some positive news for the dairy sector as three strong gains in milk powders propelled the Global Dairy Trade to its third positive result in a row.

  • Ayrshire vet, David Alexander, who owns the Millside flock of Blue Texels at Galston, made his mark at a breed show and sale at Worcester buying the male champion and lead priced lot at 4000gns.

  • FARMERS, chefs, butchers and retailers around Scotland threw their weight behind 'Love Scotch Lamb Weekend' which took place on September 5 and 6.