THE next generation coming up through the ranks is key to the continued success of any breed in farming, and at Home Farm, Cairness, up in Fraserburgh, there are two young men keen to contribute to exactly that.
KEEPING up with tradition but still trying to move with the times is a challenge faced by auction marts the length and breath of Scotland, and for one as historic and well established as Wallets Marts, in Castle Douglas, it's a challenge they contend with and some.
CALVING heifers at two years of age has been well documented to improve productivity and overall dairy herd margins, but a new report from America claims calving Holsteins at 22 months at a weight of 570-590kg, will not only boost herd health but ensure higher future milk yields.
The substantial improvements to margin which can be collectively achieved by making small changes to a farm business are highlighted in an Orkney monitor farm video launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) this month.
A third lamber Lleyn ewe with her five lambs as taken by Alistair Mitchell, of his mum, Lesley Mitchell, with the new arrivals, after they popped out on April 3 at Whitriggs Farm, Hawick, in the Border
TEXEL breeders will soon be at the forefront of the UK sheep breeding industry thanks to the establishment of a network of Texel phenotyping farms and the collection of data for the development of novel estimated breeding values (EBV) and genomic indexes.