• THE continued easing of prime cattle prices this week is a source of concern to farmers keen to maintain cash flows, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

  • A LOOK at machinery and implement sales.

  • A NEW partnership between one of the largest breeding companies in the UK and another on the continent will ensure farmers throughout Spain have access to a range of premier beef and dairy genetics.

  • FORMER Morrison's agricultural manager, Andrew Loftus, has been appointed an independent board member for the Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

  • WHILE prime sheep have been on a bit of a rollercoaster in recent weeks, reduced numbers coming forward have helped bolster trade, with the majority of early markets this week - both north and south of the Border - enjoying a welcome boost.

  • PREMIUM cuts of British beef and lamb could soon be seen on the shelves of supermarkets in the West Indies, according to a report from AHDB Beef and Lamb.

  • THE dispersal of a fine assortment of model steam engines that belonged to a Scottish farmer, made £250,000 at auction last weekend - smashing the guide price by £150,000.

  • UNITED Auctions' May bull sale at Stirling is set to host an official show and sale of 20 Highland cattle as part of a new format to the sales which will now be held over two days.

  • GRETNAHOUSE Juror, a 19-month-old Charolais bull from Alasdair Houston's herd at Gretna, has been sold privately for £10,000 to John and Jenny Rix, for their Wissington Charolais herd based at Nayland, Colchester.

  • EIGHT of the UK's best young butchers will showcase their skills and talent at Foodex next week when they go head to head in the Premier Young Butcher 2016 competition, supported by the Scotch Butchers Club.