• THE body which administers the sale terms for most pedigree beef cattle, the National Beef Association, has completed a revision of its terms and conditions of sale which make them more robust and workable for purchasers and vendors.

  • AFTER a difficult calving, a calf can quite often suffer from a degree of acidosis.

  • NOW is the ideal opportunity to review pre-calving management with a view to getting the spring calves off to the best possible start.

  • FAILING to creep feed suckled calves can substantially cut performance and profitability, claims KW nutritionist, Sean Roddy.

  • ACTION now will help ensure your cattle will go out to spring pastures free of liver fluke that could potentially cause big problems in the autumn.

  • ERADICATING bovine virus diarrhoea (BVD) from your farm will not only have substantial health benefits for your livestock, it will also result in a healthier bank balance at the end of the year.

  • FAST finishing and good grades are key to the profitability of the beef enterprise at the Gilchrists' family farms near Dunbar, East Lothian, a finalist in the 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year.

  • LOW-COST liquid co-products may not contain the true feed value that milk producers and beef farmers expect them to have, with other types of feed often required to supplement the diet as a result.

  • BERWICKSHIRE pedigree Aberdeen-Angus breeders, John and Marion Tilson and their daughter, Wanda Hobbs, Wedderlie, Gordon, Duns, were announced as winners of the '2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year', at AgriScot.

  • WAGYU BEEF is renowned the world over for its superior eating quality, taste, tenderness and of course premium prices - but the integrity of its meat will have to be guaranteed in future if it is to continue to be known as the very best.