• 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.

  • A SIRLOIN steak from a Limousin cross steer won the McIntosh Donald/Tesco best Scotch steak competition at this year's Royal Highland Show.

  • GORDON and Alex Reid, from Mill of Haulkerton, Laurencekirk, topped this year's Asda/ABP steak competition at the Royal Highland Show, with a 24-month Aberdeen-Angus steer, bought at Thainstone in the autumn, which graded as R+4L and weighed 378kg.

  • MILK prices are unlikely to rise in the near future if the latest statistics from Agribusiness analysts at Rabobank, are to be believed.

  • AT long last, pig prices are beginning to show some signs of improvement following a relentless decline lasting almost a year, with values expected to rise slowly but surely as the year progresses.

  • AS predicted, prime lamb prices have plummeted over the past week, due to Ramadan, with some auction markets witnessing values drop anything from 10-20p per live kg on the week.

  • CHRISTMAS may well be almost six months away, but sheep farmers will have to start saving the pennies now, if they want to buy their loved ones the latest addition at The Royal Mint - a coin featuring a British sheep breed to mark the 2015 Lunar Year of the Sheep.

  • ALASTAIR Brown, FIA Scot, has joined the board of directors of Craig Wilson, livestock auctioneers in Ayr and Newton Stewart, after 38 years in the trade.

  • AT LONG last, egg prices are on the rise and are likely to continue increasing as the continental market firms and more eggs are exported outwith the EU.