• "Grass is full of energy and, if it's managed correctly, it's as good a feed as anything you will ever get out of a bag." These were the words of Charlie Morgan, one of the UK's top grass experts, speaking to farmers at a recent Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Grazing for Growth meeting.

  • MASTITIS has been an increasing problem in the UK sheep flock for a number of years, but tackling it should be easier in future thanks to new research being undertaken by the British Texel sheep Society.

  • ENTHUSIASM and passion for a breed are traits that can't be underestimated in sheep farming and when they go hand in hand with experience and skills handed down through generations, they are quite often second to none.

  • Ensuring sufficient returns to make ends meet on any hill farm is never easy, but you can sleep easier at night when you rely on a breed of sheep that commands a premium in market place whether selling store, prime or breeding stock.

  • Forget so called easycare types of sheep, there is little to beat the Blackface when it comes to surviving on next to nothing and producing valuable breeding females such as the Highland Mule.

  • THERE'S no treatment and no vaccine, so just how do flockowners protect themselves against sheep pulmonary adenomatosis, or Jaagsiekte as it is more commonly known?

  • Urinary calculi (commonly known as 'gravel') is not uncommon in young rams or wethers being fed concentrate diets.

  • FARMERS who purchase rams at this year's Cydectin Kelso Ram Sale, are reminded to manage their performance post-sale to maximise returns from their investment.

  • THE FRUSTRATION faced by many farmers in the battle against sheep scab means it remains a major source of economic loss and to be listed by NSA members as a priority for the sheep sector.

  • NO fewer than 209 home-bred grass-fed, undresssed shearling rams were forward for the ninth on-farm ram sale from William and Carole Ingram, Logie Durno, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, where a top price of £1025 was achieved for a Durno Hybrid, purchased by Sandy Smith, Haughton, Glenkindie.