Summer mastitis cases soar in cattle

August 31, 2019

Summer mastitis cases have rocketed this year after higher than average numbers of flies were reported, leading a beef cattle expert to highlight the importance of checking all cattle.


M. Bovis vaccine trialled in north-east

July 17, 2019

A new US vaccine treatment against the highly damaging dairy and beef disease, Mycoplasma Bovis (M. Bovis), is being put through a series of UK farm trials under the supervision of north-east vet Graeme Fowlie.


Farmers to get lowdown on the hardy Luing breed

July 13, 2019

The image of Luing cattle is entwined with the challenging land of their Hebridean heritage, but breed enthusiasts visiting Fife next week will find evidence they are just as suited to the gentler climes of the East Neuk.


Registration ‘mix-up’ leads to Limousin identity crisis

May 10, 2019

The true identity of hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of Limousin bulls is in doubt this week following the withdrawal of passports from dozens of animals that can be traced back to Dunkeld pedigree cattle breeder, Stuart Fotheringham’s Ballinloan herd.


Pedigree bulls peak at 9,500gn

February 28, 2019

Pedigree bulls peaked at 9,500gn at the annual multi-breed show and sale held alongside the Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone yesterday.


Limousins sell to 50,000gn

February 18, 2019

Limousin bulls sold to a top of 50,000gn at the breed’s show and sale at Carlisle on Saturday, where 108 bulls levelled at £6,372.36 and 15 broke the five-figure bracket.


Online dating app for farm animals

February 15, 2019

The start-up developers of an online agritech trading platform are cashing in on Valentine’s Day by launching what they say is the first ever “matchmaking app for farm animals”.


Muran Erchie the toast of Highland cattle sale

February 13, 2019

A top price of 11,000gn was paid at the Highland Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale in Oban yesterday, where buyers were selective in their bidding and only prepared to fork out the cash for animals oozing quality.


‘Catch 22’ over store cattle

January 26, 2019

Store cattle are likely to hit the market earlier this spring due to winter feed supplies being exhausted, claims Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).