Scottish breeders enjoyed success at the Solway & Tyne Texel Breeders Club annual autumn show and sale in Carlisle.
A grand offering of 5,458 rams – 47 more than last year – will come under the hammer at Friday’s 181st Kelso Ram Sales.
Scottish breeders were out in force at the Northern Supreme Sale of Blue Texels in Carlisle.
Aberdeenshire breeder Robbie Wilson achieved the top price of 16,000gn at the English National Texel Sale in Worcester.
Trade rose by more than £700 on the year (but for 89 fewer sold) at the Scottish National Show and Sale of Texel rams at Lanark, where prices peaked at 125,000gn.
Farmers and crofters have been advised to take steps to protect their sheep from ticks.
A ewe and her lamb were saved from drowning after they got stuck in thick mud.
An unlikely friendship between a pig and a sheep has warmed the hearts of thousands of people online.
A new centre record was set when a shearling ram sold for 2,100gn at the Scottish Jacob sale at St Boswells.
A new woolly weapon is being deployed to take on alien invaders along a north-east river.
An animal cruelty investigation has been launched after a pet sheep was shot through the head with a rifle.
Beef and sheep producers have been told to plan ahead for winter forage and straw supplies to avoid any nasty surprises.
Sales of breeding stock have been boosted by the good weather and quick grass growth, according to Aberdeen and Northern Marts (ANM).
A Caithness farm has been unveiled as the venue for next year’s Highland Sheep event.
Scottish breeders were out in force at the inaugural Borderway Beauties sale of Suffolk females in Carlisle.
Day two in the sheep rings saw the Texel section prove as busy as ever, with spectators crowding the ring to witness two north-east breeders claim the top awards.
Sheep coupled support payments worth £7 million will start arriving in the bank accounts of farmers and crofters in the next few weeks.
A childhood obsession with Jacob sheep will reach its zenith for Fife breeder Mike Munro next week when he shows the cream of his Kinloch flock at the Royal Highland Show for the first time.
A record number of lambs were lost during the 2018 lambing season, according to the National Fallen Stock Company (NFSCo).
Leading farmers, vets and livestock health experts say the time has come to develop a scheme to control the sheep industry curse of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA).
Scottish researchers are leading a new study designed to improve British sheep genetics for the entire supply chain.
A potential “doomsday scenario” lies ahead for Scotland’s sheep sector if the wrong deal is agreed in Brexit negotiations.
An ambitious bid to turn Scotland’s £200million sheep industry into a £1 billion rural powerhouse has been launched by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Cattle and sheep markets performed strongly in the first quarter despite challenges with weather and forage availability, claim auctioneers at Aberdeen & Northern Marts (ANM).
Police in Ross-shire are appealing for information after a number of sheep were killed on farmland near Ardgay.
Scottish Government has given in to industry demands and made permanent changes to the rules of the Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSSS).
They are cute to the power five.
Adding a mixture of herbs and legumes into grazing swards can help improve sheep performance and reduce the need to use wormers.
One little lamb has had people from the North-east flocking to an Aberdeen farm.
Farmers are being advised to take out extra insurance to cover losses from sheep worrying – a growing problem which one insurer has described as “inevitable”.
Sheep industry leaders have hit out at a report which claims lamb stew is the most polluting out of a range of classic British meals.
The UK’s largest dog organisation has thrown its weight behind a campaign to encourage pet owners to be more “sheep-wise” when walking in the countryside.