• PRIME cattle prices have remained stable over the past month but a stronger demand for beef in the coming weeks could help to bump up the trade.

  • THE National Beef Association (NBA) has launched a campaign to educate beef farmers about the everyday health problems that face their herds.

  • NEW chairman of the Beltex Sheep Society is John Barclay, owner of the Beachy flock run at Mid Brockloch, Maybole.

  • AN open day focussing on beef cattle finishing held this week saw beef producers gather to discuss how things can be improved throughout the supply chain.

  • NEW company secretary of the British Blue Cattle Society is Andy Ryder, who takes over from the soon to retire John Fleming.

  • THERE'S A new chairman and president at the helm at the UK's largest breed society, Holstein UK and Ireland (HUKI).

  • DOGS met a very good trade at Skipton Auction Mart's October sale last week, where a clearance rate of 87% was achieved with a top price of 4000gns to a named buyer.

  • MASTITIS has been an increasing problem in the UK sheep flock for a number of years, but tackling it should be easier in future thanks to new research being undertaken by the British Texel sheep Society.

  • CONGRATULATIONS to Matt Carryer for winning the Honda ATV at this year's Blackface Sheep Breeders' Association annual raffle draw.

  • THE new co-operative which has purchased the Brechin abattoir from AP Jess, has injected confidence into the jaded Scottish pig industry.