• A NEW national programme to drive forward the genetic selection of beef cattle for feed use efficiency, is seeking to recruit commercial beef units to take part in a project that will run over four years.

  • WHILE prime lamb prices continue to fall - many of this week's early live markets witnessed average prices of 150-155p per kg - the retail giant, Asda has put its weight behind UK sheep farmers by ensuring that most of its fresh lamb is UK sourced from mid-July while also rolling back retail prices to encourage greater sales.

  • A CALL has been made for the AHDB dairy levy to be diverted to product protection and health education.

  • It was a case of third time lucky for Somerset dairy producer, Neil Baker from Rushywood Farm, Haselbury Plucknett, when he was presented the prestigious NMR RABDF Gold Cup 2015.

  • NON-TRADITIONAL EU markets could prove key to developing UK sheep meat exports according to a report from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef and Lamb.

  • THE introduction of significant changes to the breeding management in the Peebles monitor farm herd is delivering real benefits to their bottom line.

  • A JOINT venture between Volac International and Wilmar International, will see the development of a worldwide added value animal feed fat business.

  • JUST post your favourite (sensible!) memory of this year's Royal Highland Show on the QMS Facebook page and PM us your address and we'll get a colourful Scotch Beef Royal Highland Show 2015 limited edition t-shirt in the post to you.

  • CENTRE records for a Border Collie pup were smashed at a working dog sale at Skipton, when Irish brothers, Padraig and Joe Doherty, of Ardagh Sheepdogs, County Donegal, sold their black and white bitch, Ann, for 1850gns.

  • MARKET information provided by AHDB Beef and Lamb has been given a facelift to provide key statistics and analysis more efficiently and effectively.