• DESPITE the rising value of sterling against the euro, demand from smaller markets helped drive a 6% growth in the volume of beef exports from the UK last year, with sheep shipments expected to be on a par with 2013, at the very least.

  • ONE of the longest established and most successful Simmental herds in the UK is to be dispersed on Saturday, September 12, at United Auctions' Stirling Agricultural Centre.

  • ONE of Scotland's best-known family farming businesses has had another successful year, culminating in the building of a £6m egg processing facility.

  • IN contrast to prime cattle prices which have slowly slipped south in recent weeks, store cattle values appear to be racing ahead, with many sales witnessing higher returns - virtually on a weekly basis, as finishers look to cash in on the abundance of cheap feed available.

  • Dogs met a good strong trade at Skipton Auction Mart's first sale of working sheep dogs of 2015, where the trade was topped at 4500gns.

  • SCOTCH Beef and Lamb will be on retail shelves throughout Sweden as a result of a new partnership involving Quality Meat Scotland on behalf of the Scottish red meat industry, and Swedish retail giant, ICA

  • BEEF and sheep farmers are consistently reminded of the need to improve levels of efficiency and production if they are to make money without the Single Farm Payment, and while the best are, the gap between the top third and the average is rising, while a large proportion fail to cover their costs without financial assistance.

  • AVERAGE net profits from specialist pig farms for 2014/15 are set to slip by more than 20% - the largest proportional fall for any type of farm - according to the latest forecasts from Defra.

  • A DEAL worth up to (£11.1m) per year to supply the first beef from Europe, to the US since the lifting of the BSE-related ban, has been done between Ireland's ABP Food Group and the US.

  • FORGET expensive concentrate-type feeds...