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.
A Charolais cross bullock landed the prime cattle championships at Aberdeen and Northern Mart’s annual Christmas show and sale at the Caithness Livestock Centre.
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.
Pedigree female sheep met a selective trade at the opening day of the Aberdeen Christmas Classic where the centre record for a pedigree sheep was equalled.
Farmers, crofters and auctioneers are being encouraged to share their views on livestock marts as part of a new study commissioned by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.
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.
Scottish farmers enjoyed success at this year’s Agri Expo at Harrison and Hetherington’s Borderway Mart in Carlisle.
Shetland farmer Jamie Leslie is in the running to be named the best beef farmer in Scotland.
Beef producers are being told to prepare for the introduction of mandatory electronic identification (EID) tags for new-born calves from summer 2021.
UK livestock producers cut their use of antibiotics by more than half between 2014 and 2018.
Farm leaders have called for a UK-wide emergency support package for beef producers.
Entries are sought for next month’s Aberdeen Christmas Classic event.
Farmers and crofters are being reminded to provide magnesium to beef cows after an increase in cases of grass staggers in the past week.
Farmers and crofters are being advised to start testing their cattle and sheep for liver fluke this autumn.
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.
Bluefaced Leicester shearlings from Westhall, Forgandenny, led the way at the annual show and sale of rams at United Auctions’ Huntly centre on Saturday.
Livestock farmers will be given advice on measuring and planning grazing management at a series of free meetings next month.
Rapid Project Development (RPD) is the main sponsor for this year’s Aberdeen Christmas Classic event.
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.
Red meat processors have called on the Scottish Government to create a support scheme to top up beef farmers’ market returns.
A farming couple from near Inverness have transformed an old horse box into a mobile farm shop to sell home-reared beef from their Highland cattle fold.
Livestock post-mortem (PM) facilities are to be axed in Perth and Ayr from next year in a cost-cutting move announced by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).
Banning the movement of livestock between farms and effectively shutting the countryside in the face of another foot-and-mouth (FMD) outbreak may not be the best approach, according to new research findings from Warwick University.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes.
A new £1 million project aims to boost production efficiency in the UK’s dairy-beef sector.
Farmers and crofters are being reminded to manage cattle according to their body condition score following reports of an increased number of caesarean sections in calving cows.
A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.
Farming leaders say the measures required to bring the UK beef industry “back from the brink” rely on supermarkets, meat processors and the food service sector stimulating demand and guaranteeing transparency by putting the country of origin on their labels.
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.
Limousin crosses were top of the pops at two store cattle show and sales at Aberdeen and Northern Marts.
Meat processors have been accused of trading away the future of the beef industry for pennies.