• AN Inverness butcher has officially set a brand new sizzling Guinness World Record for making the most sausages in one minute.

  • ABERDEENSHIRE sheep farmers have joined Quality Meat Scotland's Scotch Lamb ambassadors in a Banchory supermarket to encourage shoppers to re-discover the delicious versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI.

  • THE largest exportation in recent years of British Texels is heading to Switzerland having been selected on farms in Scotland, in June, by an inward mission of Swiss breeders, who also visited the Royal Highland Show.

  • AS prime lamb values continued to slip this week, it comes as no surprise that the first breeding sheep sales of the season have also dropped - but on the back of an extremely strong trade last year.

  • A STRONG demand prevailed throughout at the dispersal of Wallace and Elizabeth Donnan's Alewater Aberdeen-Angus herd dispersal from Borthwickshiels, Hawick, where trade peaked at 4800gns for a cow and calf outfit.

  • A NEW type classification scheme designed to enable members to accelerate breed progress and offer an improved functional suckler cow to meet with market demands has been launched by the Beef Shorthorn Society.

  • THE Scottish public is being invited to join farmers, butchers and chefs around the country to celebrate all that is wonderful about Scotch Lamb PGI during 'Love Scotch Lamb Weekend' (September 5 and 6).

  • EVER declining milk prices below the cost of production, combined with the subsequent fall in dairy heifer prices, have led to increased cow slaughterings, which could ultimately hamper any rise in prime beef cattle values.

  • THE 9th annual young handlers prime lamb show and sale was held at Longtown recently, alongside the annual Longtown Young Farmers lamb show and sale.

  • It remains to be seen whether the 'No lamb week' initiative will have a long-term effect on future prime sheep sales, but those who ignored pleas to withhold lambs certainly reaped at the early sales this week.