Provisional calf registration data for Scotland for the first half of 2018 showed an overall decline of 1.6% compared with the same period of last year, according to the latest QMS analysis.
Forage crops and pasture management are set to be the focus of the next Shetland Monitor farm meeting on Saturday 25 August.
The RamCompare project has released final results for the first stage of the initiative which spanned the 2015-2016 breeding seasons.
Bull fertility will be among the key topics discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on 22 August.
UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators.
A deeper look at soil profile and improving drainage will be the main topics of discussion at the next meeting of the North Ayrshire Monitor Farm on Wednesday 15 August.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £200,000 of new funding to support Quality Meat Scotland’s 2018 Scotch Lamb PGI promotional campaign.
Top quality lamb from Scotland will have a high profile at the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2018, when Scotch Lamb PGI will feature in the line-up of sponsors.