The continuing struggle farmers face to make a profit has led some to take action,
sparking protests from milk producers across the country.
Whether it is steak, roast or mince, beef is as popular as ever
according to a new YouGov poll, carried out ahead of this year’s
Great British Beef Week.
Plans on how Scotland’s crucial beef sector can be driven
to new levels of efficiency and competitiveness have been welcomed
by NFU Scotland.
Charolais leader, Vexour Freddy, has topped the table as the number one bull
for eye muscle area in the UK.
2014 has been a “rocky old year” for the beef industry
but better prices are on the cards for 2015 due to an expected
shortage in cattle numbers.
The British Limousin Cattle Society (BLCS) has announced its plans for a major
investment in the genetic improvement of the breed over the coming ten years.
In the modern day beef industry there is little room for calving at 3 years old.
This is the message from Charlie Maclaren, newly appointed board member of The
National Beef Association.
The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the industry coming together
to tackle falling prices in the Beef Summit in London, but says tougher tools
than a voluntary code of practice are needed.
British beef and lamb could be heading to China in a new agreement
that could be worth up to £120m to the UK economy each year.
Asda/ABP BeefLink farmers wanting to maximise the productivity of their suckler
herds can now take advantage of a significant price reduction on sexed Stabiliser
semen from leading bull Givendale Norseman.
For any herd, a breeding bull is a significant financial investment. The target
to deliver a return on investment should see the bull remain fit and fertile
for at least six breeding years.
In 2009 Forestry Commission (Scotland) formed the Katrine Fold of Highland cattle,
with young heifers bought in from mostly West coast sources.