• WHEN is farming like midwifery?

  • GANGRENOUS mastitis is a serious condition in sheep affecting 1-2% of a flock, many of which die or are put down at a later date, while their lambs suffer severe growth check, according to NADIS' latest health bulletin for Scotland.

  • SELECT Sheepware, a flock management software tool is now available as an app, providing users the opportunity to record and monitor their flock's details wherever and whenever they have their smart phone.

  • WITH more than 80% of sheep flocks hit by blowfly strike every year, compromising the welfare of more than 500,000 animals, producers need to take action against this disease which is at its worst from June until September-October.

  • MANY farmers have tried different breeds of sheep, but for the Wallace family at Mains of Collin just outside of Auchencairn in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotch Mules have been the mainstay of their sheep enterprise for as long as they have farmed at The Mains.

  • DESPITE a dwindling number of Border Leicester breeders producing fewer tups, there's one Greyface breeder that believes the Border cross Blackface female has more to boast about than Scotland's most popular cross-bred sheep, the Scotch Mule.

  • MANY farmers have tried different breeds of sheep, but for the Wallace family at Mains of Collin just outside of Auchencairn in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotch Mules have been the mainstay of their sheep enterprise for as long as they have farmed at The Mains.

  • 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

  • A BEAUTIFUL sunset captured by Linda Dick during the busy lambing time at Hamildean, Peebles, shows what a great start farmers are having to their hill lambin

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