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Leading Border Aberdeen-Angus breeders, John and Marion Tilson, and daughter, Wanda Hobbs, of Wedderlie, Gordon, finished the centenary year of the Wedderlie herd in fine style with the award of the 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year accolade at AgriScot.The Berwickshire farm produces top quality Scotch Beef PGI as well as bulls for the pedigree and commercial market and is recognised as one of the top herds in the country.The aim of the annual award, run by AgriScot and QMS, is to showcase excellence in the production of cattle in Scotland and raise the profile of the dedication and stock management skills behind the production of Scotch Beef.Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, who presented the award, said: “I’d like to extend my warmest congratulations to the Tilson family.Read more
NADIS publishes a monthly Parasite Forecast for farmers and livestock keepers, based on detailed Met Office data.Read more
For more than 17 years, Aberdeen-Angus cattle have been the beef breed of choice for County Tyrone dairy farmer Alan Liggett.Mr Liggett runs a herd of 160 commercial Holstein cows on 250 acres at Corbo Farm, on the outskirts of Clogher. “Aberdeen-Angus bulls have been used at Corbo since I started dairy farming in 1997,” explains Alan, who established the farm business when he left school.Holstein AI sires are used across the herd from December to May and an Aberdeen-Angus bull is used on heifers and as a sweeper.Read more
AHDB (EBLEX Division) is exploring the opportunities to help the beef and sheep sector the make better use of genetic improvement tools in the future. To this end EBLEX has commissioned Abacus Bio of New Zealand to undertake a review of the genetic improvement of beef cattle and sheep in...Read more