A “very fat” sheep had to be rescued by fire crews after getting stuck between a compost heap and a fence.
The use of ultrasound scanning to detect small tumours in the lungs of sheep could greatly reduce cases of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), claim researchers at the Moredun Research Institute.
A Texel gimmer from Robbie Wilson’s Milnbank flock led the way at the Highland Ladies sale at Dingwall and Highland Marts.
A 4x4 vehicle towing a trailer full of sheep overturned on Dornoch Bridge earlier today with sheep spilling onto the carriageway.
Pedigree sheep breeders from the north-east were out in force at shows and sales of in-lamb females at Carlisle.
An in-lamb gimmer from north-east breeders Albert and George Howie led the charge at the Select Seven Sale of Texels at Lanark.
Breeders from the north-east enjoyed success at the Dark Diamonds sale of pedigree Suffolk sheep in Carlisle.
Turriff breeder Robbie Wilson was crowned top of the flocks in this year’s North of Scotland Texel Club flock contest.
Growing up in God’s Country - the island of Great Bernera to uneducated plebs - I did not particularly like sheep, our fabled caora dhubh-cheannach - the blackface sheep.
An initiative to promote the flavour and diversity of Britain’s native sheep breeds has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Butchers flocked to the Thainstone Centre, near Inverurie, to buy prime cattle and lamb at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic.
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.
Climate change resilience is better in some sheep and goats than others, claims a new study.
Extensive sheep producers should be prepared to stand up and boast about their natural production credentials, even if that reflects negatively on the more intensive red meat sectors.
A 77-year-old farmer has been able to continue caring for her flock of sheep thanks to a Harley Davidson-esque mobility scooter.
Scottish sheep producers are invited to a meeting next month to discuss ways to “set the sheep farming record straight”.
A sheep which got itself stuck in a ditch near Mintlaw has been rescued by the police.
A young farming couple is on a mission to promote Bleu du Maine sheep to fellow producers in the north of Scotland.
Bluefaced Leicester shearlings from Westhall, Forgandenny, led the way at the annual show and sale of rams at United Auctions’ Huntly centre on Saturday.
A red meat crisis meeting has been called by NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) north-east office bearers to discuss current “unsustainable” beef prices and the pressures which are also being felt by sheep producers.
Sheep farmers are being challenged to breed for extra chops by making more use of the information provided by the CT scanning of live lambs.
A cross-bred shearling from David Moir, Home Farm, Cairness, sold for the top price of 2,100gn at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ (ANM) annual show and sale of pedigree rams at Thainstone.
Beltex rams met a steady trade at the Beltex Scotland show and sale at Lawrie & Symington’s Lanark Mart, with shearling averages up while gimmers were back on the year, but more sold.
More than 700 pedigree rams will go under the hammer at a special sale in the north-east next week.
A fundraiser has been launched for a “very lucky” sheep who was rescued after being stranded on a cliff with a broken pelvis for 10 days.
Scotland’s sheep industry brushed aside dire predictions of post-Brexit annihilation yesterday and quietly got on with the business of selling and buying lambs at one of the country’s landmark sales.
A collection of handmade pottery once crafted at one of Scotland's largest china factories, based in the Highlands, will go on sale in Aviemore this weekend.
A family renowned for producing quality stock in the north-east of Scotland has backed the Beltex breed for many years, reaping the rewards at shows and sales to put the breed on the map.
North-east breeder Jimmy Douglas was top of the flocks at the Carlisle and Northern Counties Society show and sale of Suffolks.
Zwartbles topped at 2,200gn at the breed’s premier show and sale in Carlisle.
Sheep on the tiny island of Scalpay, near Harris were keen to not get their feet wet when making one of their many trips to pastures new this week.
The hunt is on to find the best beef and sheep farms in Scotland.