• THE NAME Lawrie and Symington is one that has been prominent in the world of Scottish livestock auctions for decades.

  • 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.

  • THERE can be no doubting the spellbinding, magnetic lure of the Royal Highland Show which continues to this day, even for those who have been exhibiting for decades.

  • FEW farms are as qualified to hold an event focussing on beef production in Scotland than Mains of Mause, in Perthshire.

  • FOR many, sheep shearing may appear to be a male dominated sport, both in the shearing shed and on the boards at competitions.

  • 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.

  • HETHPOOL in the College Valley maybe isn't the most accessible of places, but it's ideal for breeding Cheviot sheep, as far as farmer Bill Elliot is concerned.

  • SCOTTISH LIVESTOCK farmers who aspire to increase their profits can make this a reality by increasing utilisation of their grass.

  • THIS YEAR may be the year of the goat in China, and Scotland's Year of Food and Drink, but for many Scottish livestock farmers, it is the 'Year of the Bull Sales', with UA celebrating its 150th anniversary selling pedigree bulls.

  • ALL sheep farmers strive for an easycare type of sheep, but there is no such thing - especially at lambing - when you are constantly striving to maximise productivity and end returns.