A Limousin bull from Laurencekirk and an Aberdeen-Angus from Alford were among the lead prizewinners at Saturday’s Stars of the Future calf show at Stirling Mart.
Farmers and crofters are being reminded to provide magnesium to beef cows after an increase in cases of grass staggers in the past week.
Entries are sought for next month’s Black Beauty Bonanza show of Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings.
A Highland heifer which reigned supreme in the ring at three northern shows this summer won the female championship at yesterday’s breed show in Oban.
Rates of tuberculosis in cattle fell in areas where the farming industry has carried out culling of badgers, a study suggests.
Store cattle remain in demand despite the downturn in prime beef prices, say Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).
Scottish farmers and crofters will soon wave goodbye to paper passports for cattle once a new electronic identification (EID) system, tracking cattle throughout their entire life, comes into force.
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.
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.
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.
It was very nearly a clean sweep for the ladies in the cattle rings at yesterday’s Royal Highland Show with 12 out of 13 championships taken by cows or heifers.
Plans have been lodged to cash in on the rising interest in farming tourism by creating "glamping" pods in the north-east countryside and allowing guests to help tend a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle.
A promise to work with the industry to reverse the decline in cattle numbers was given yesterday by Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing.
Scottish prime cattle prices have risen by 5% in the last six weeks but are still 5% lower than this time last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Beef Shorthorns being dispersed from the Anderson family’s Smallburn pedigree herd near Elgin peaked at 5,800gn for a cow-and-calf outfit at Dingwall Mart.
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.
A search is under way for a runaway steer which leaped over a fence after being spooked by a pheasant - and was last seen stampeding across the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road.
Pedigree bulls reached a top price of 4,000gn at Dingwall and Highland Marts’ annual show and sale of bulls.
Making hay while the sun shines: Cattle farmer Andy Duncan using cancer recovery to raise funds for Friends of Anchor
Andy Duncan says having to get up every morning and tend to his cattle has been crucial in keeping him motivated.
Native cattle met a “brisk trade” at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ (ANM) Thainstone Centre, near Inverurie, yesterday.
The accuracy of estimated breeding values (EBVs) for Limousin cattle has been boosted by an international genetics project.
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.