• Hopes of another year of decent sheep prices for the 2015 lamb crop appear to have been blown out of the water, with the hogg trade having crashed over the past two weeks due to an excessive number of out of spec' sheep coming forward.

  • MORE cattle carcases are meeting the R4L or better target specification year-on-year according to Eblex's latest analysis of 2014 carcase classification data.

  • SHEEP numbers processed in abattoirs and sold through livestock auction marts have continued to rise steadily according to reports released by both the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Livestock Auctioneers' Association (LAA).

  • SHEEP numbers processed in abattoirs and sold through livestock auction marts have continued to rise steadily according to reports released by both the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and the Livestock Auctioneers' Association (LAA).

  • UK dairy farmers may well be looking towards improved milk prices late in 2015, but the 'New Dawn for Dairy' report, states the industry could well be facing additional competition from producers in China and New Zealand, where costs of production are lower.

  • Scottish sheep farmers attended a live to dead event at Dunbia's plant in Preston, recently, as part of a project aimed at improving lamb supply chain efficiency.

  • SHEEPMEAT exports to France are important to the UK farming industry, but with the strength of sterling rising 10% alone in 2015 and 18% since March, 2014, fears are growing for the remainder of the year's trade - especially post-Easter.

  • Despite dairy commodities rallying somewhat in recent months, from their January lows, a report from Rabobank's food and agribusiness research and advisory department believes suppliers are far from out of the woods with the current price surge being difficult to justify.

  • A NEW beef supply arrangement looks set to deliver a higher value calf crop for dairy farmers, better efficiencies from the beef supply chain and improved long-term opportunities for British Beef.

  • 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.