Farmers and crofters will foot the bill for BSE testing of fallen stock from April 1.
Pedigree bulls peaked at 9,500gn at the annual multi-breed show and sale held alongside the Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone yesterday.
A north east farmer has been banned from keeping cattle after three of his cows had to be put down.
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.
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”.
An intelligent ear tag which uses sensor technology could help dairy farmers make significant cost savings by shortening calving intervals and cutting veterinary bills.
Luing cattle made some of their highest prices ever at the 54th premier sale at Castle Douglas.
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.
A fire crew and a vet are in attendance at a farm in Aberdeenshire after a cow became stuck under a cattle shed.
Store cattle are likely to hit the market earlier this spring due to winter feed supplies being exhausted, claims Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).
Scottish researchers are leading a £1 million study to find out the causes of lameness in dairy cows.
Farmers from across Scotland flocked to the north-east for a major sale of store cattle.
Efforts to establish a herd of hardy pedigree Limousin cattle on a farm near Fort William are paying dividends.
Farmers could soon be able to predict which cows in their herd are likely to go lame thanks to a new technique developed by scientists.
Farmers have been urged to step up their vigilance for Bluetongue virus after the disease was found in three consignments of imported cattle from France.
The supreme champion at the Salers Cattle Society’s show and sale at Castle Douglas made the joint top price of 9,000gns.
Pedigree beef cattle breeders and commercial farmers from across the UK and Ireland gathered at United Auctions in Stirling for the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales.
Angry villagers have branded plans to let cattle once again roam their local streets and beachfront as “nonsense”.
Entries are now open for this year’s Aberdeen Christmas Classic event.
Scotland’s beef and dairy farmers could soon be feeding their cattle seaweed as part of efforts by scientists to develop more environmentally-sustainable livestock diets.
Dairy farmers are being asked to share their views on the move towards year-round housing of cattle.
Limousin breeders from across the country gathered at Echt Show for the sixth Scottish Limousin Grand Prix over the weekend.
A Limousin cross bullock was crowned cream of the crop at the 15th anniversary show and sale of store cattle at Dingwall.
Sales of breeding stock have been boosted by the good weather and quick grass growth, according to Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).
A pair of well-known faces on the agricultural show circuit is preparing to take a team of 10 commercial cattle to the Royal Highland Show next week.
A new breed record for a Beef Shorthorn cow and calf was set at the second part of the dispersal sale of Douglas McMillan’s Perthshire-based Coldrochie herd.
Cattle and sheep markets performed strongly in the first quarter despite challenges with weather and forage availability, claim auctioneers at Aberdeen & Northern Marts (ANM).
Cattle passports could soon become a thing of the past with the advent of electronic identification (EID) technology.
Aberdeen & Northern Marts (ANM) is preparing to host two major cattle sales next week.
Long delays between Aberdeen and Inverness are expected after a ScotRail train struck cattle on the railway line and is now unable to move.
Dingwall and Highland Marts is preparing to host its annual show and sale of bulls next week.
Island crofter seeking over £20,000 financial compensation after neighbour’s bull broke through fence
An island crofter who is seeking financial compensation of over £20,000 from her former neighbours after their bull broke through her fence and compromised the health status of her pedigree Highland cattle has denied accusations that she could have done more to prevent the situation.