• WITH surplus potatoes available at extremely attractive prices compared to their relative feed value, many livestock producers could make good use of this opportunity.

  • AN ACCIDENT in 2012, could have changed crofting couple, Don and Cara Cameron's lifestyle completely when Don lost his arm while cleaning a baler.

  • 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.

  • A NEW diagnostic blood test for sheep scab infestation has been developed at the Moredun, with work now being carried out by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  • 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.

  • Having previously worked alongside his family in its sheep and beef enterprise at Otterburn in Northumberland, Peter Hedley set out to go his own way when the family business was broken up.

  • IT'S BEEN around a long time, but remains a real threat to sheep flock profitability - it's the threat posed by the gut worm, nematodirus battus, according to *NADIS' latest livestock health bulletin for Scotland.

  • GIVEN THE challenges Scotland faces and the limitations of the options available, there was never a perfect solution to implementing CAP reform in Scotland.

  • LOOKNG at sheep worming options for 2015, an overriding priority is to use a minimal number of treatments with maximum efficacy when they are given, according to Zoetis vet, Andrew Montgomery.

  • IT'S A statement borrowed from the telly, but the makers are claiming that OrlDen's fox repellent oil for lambs is so good that 'In surveys, 10 out of 10 foxes said they hated it'!