• SILAGE is in abundance this year, but while quantity is not an issue, quality certainly is, going by a report from SAC Consulting, which claims a significant proportion of beef and sheep will be severely short of protein this winter with a major hit to performance.

  • AN unbelievable crowd of people assembled for what had been a hugely anticipated retirement and dispersal sale of tractors, implements and machinery from DS and JR Bridge at Court Green Farm, Guisborough, where some 722 lots were sold with many lots surpassing all pre-sale expectations.

  • FOR the second year in succession, James Porter's Uppermill Beef Shorthorn herd, has triumphed to win the Mohmar Trophy for scoring the highest number of points across four major shows during the 2015 season.

  • PERTHSHIRE Aberdeen-Angus breeders, William and Karen McLaren, had plenty to celebrate at the World Angus Secretariat Meetings in Mexico, when an entry from their Netherton and HW Angus herd from Blackford topped the sale at US$10,000, (£6500+).

  • WITH a top price of 5600gns and a new centre high for a dog under 12 months at 4900gns, the sale of working sheepdogs at Skipton, was one of the best recorded.

  • QUALITY Meat Scotland (QMS) has officially recognized the Bennet group, based in Italy, for longstanding loyalty and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

  • ORGANIC raw material supplies throughout the autumn and winter will not be as bad as first feared when Ukraine lost its organic certification status as a result of the pesticide contamination.

  • A GROUP of key international food buyers have visited a Perthshire farm to learn about Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI and the quality assurance, traceability and animal welfare which underpin the iconic brands.

  • WITH the prime lamb trade heading south yet again, sheep farmers could bolster future margins by diversifying into quality mutton - a market which Scotland has traditionally been famed for.

  • A TOTAL of 43 working collies were sold by C and D Auctions Marts, last week, at the annual October sale held inconjunction with the Moffat Sheepdog Society at Hammerlands, Moffat.