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).
An ecologist bringing a High Court challenge against extended badger culls claims they risk making the bovine TB epidemic worse.
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.
A number of breeders from the north and north-east snapped up new stock at a major reduction sale of the Haltcliffe herd of Limousins at Carlisle.
A number of breeders from the north and north-east have been recognised in the Scottish Limousin Club’s herd competition for 2017.
A new bovine EID pilot scheme will be introduced in Scotland in the spring.
The development of a management system which focuses on carefully measuring and monitoring cattle performance, is one of the secrets of the success of Pitgaveny Farms, near Elgin.
A new test has been developed to enable farmers and crofters to screen their cattle for liver fluke.
Fire crews were called to rescue 30 cows from a lorry after it tipped over on a busy north-east commuter route.
A lorry carrying a herd of cattle tipped over and landed against a wall on a busy north-east commuter route.
A Scottish breeder secured the top price of 9,000gn at a select sale of Limousin females in Carlisle.
For Aberdeen-Angus enthusiasts the world over, a farm auction near Forfar later this month will be far more than a sale of cattle - it will be about buying a fragment of history at the home of the breed.
Farmers and crofters with an interest in beef production are invited to learn more about suckler herd fertility at the next meeting of the Sutherland monitor farm.
The British Charolais Cattle Society has thanked "strong commercial interest" for an increase in averages at its spring show and sale of bulls in Carlisle.
The eradication of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) in Scottish herds is reliant on the removal of persistently infected (PI) cattle from all farms and crofts.
A man has been charged with stealing cattle, sheep dogs and farm vehicles worth more than £80,000 during a crime spree across the north-east.
A north-east man has been charged with £80,000 worth of rural crimes including stealing sheep dogs and cattle.
Scottish Government is introducing a new class of bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) status for cattle herds later this month.
The number of cattle on Scottish farms and crofts has reached its lowest level since the 1950s, according to figures in the latest farm census.
Up to 1,500 cattle from across Scotland are slaughtered and processed at ABP's plant in Perth every week.
Farmers and crofters have been warned not to let cattle identification and tagging practices slip.