THE largest exportation in recent years of British Texels is heading to Switzerland having been selected on farms in Scotland, in June, by an inward mission of Swiss breeders, who also visited the Royal Highland Show.
A STRONG demand prevailed throughout at the dispersal of Wallace and Elizabeth Donnan's Alewater Aberdeen-Angus herd dispersal from Borthwickshiels, Hawick, where trade peaked at 4800gns for a cow and calf outfit.
A NEW type classification scheme designed to enable members to accelerate breed progress and offer an improved functional suckler cow to meet with market demands has been launched by the Beef Shorthorn Society.
THE Scottish public is being invited to join farmers, butchers and chefs around the country to celebrate all that is wonderful about Scotch Lamb PGI during 'Love Scotch Lamb Weekend' (September 5 and 6).
EVER declining milk prices below the cost of production, combined with the subsequent fall in dairy heifer prices, have led to increased cow slaughterings, which could ultimately hamper any rise in prime beef cattle values.
It remains to be seen whether the 'No lamb week' initiative will have a long-term effect on future prime sheep sales, but those who ignored pleas to withhold lambs certainly reaped at the early sales this week.