Well-known Ballindalloch farmer Raymond Irvine is among the line-up of judges for next month’s Stirling Bull Sales.
A vet has told the trial of an Aberdeenshire farmer that a calf, put down as it was so weak after weeks of neglect, might have been much younger than first believed.
The number of Scottish cattle has declined in the past decade but farmers have become more efficient, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Farmers are invited to find out more about a new electronic identificaton (EID) system to track and monitor cattle at a series of events starting next week.
Limousin females sold to a top of 20,000gn at the Red Ladies Derby show and sale held in Carlisle.
Tracking the health, welfare and performance of livestock on Scotland’s hill farms could soon become easier thanks to a next-generation ear tag which provides real-time data on animal behaviour from up to 10 miles away.
The dispersal of the Homebyres herd of pedigree Limousins from Kelso breeder John Logan topped at 26,000gn for a cow and calf outfit.
Butchers flocked to the Thainstone Centre, near Inverurie, to buy prime cattle and lamb at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic.
Bulls met a disappointing trade at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic yesterday when only eight of the 20 bulls forward found new homes.
The elite show of 90 dairy cattle at AgriScot competed for the biggest prize pot in Scotland of £25,000.
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.
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.
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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.