• 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.

  • NEW breed secretary of the British Rouge Sheep Society is Stephanie Wilson, from Castle Douglas.

  • CENTRE records were smashed for the second consecutive year at Bentham Auction Mart's annual sale of working sheep dogs, when a three-year-old bitch sold for 5400gns.

  • NEW season lamb prices have been creeping upwards over the past couple of weeks, but are unlikely to rise significantly and could drop again over the next three to four weeks with the start of Ramadan - the Muslim month of fasting.

  • A PERTHSHIRE farming couple have been congratulated by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for their longstanding commitment to raising awareness of the importance of performance recording in Scotland.