Simmental bulls sold steadily at Stirling on the opening day of the second week of the February sales.
Britain’s oldest herd of Aberdeen-Angus won its second bull calf championship in a week at the Black Beauty Bonanza show at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
The prices Scottish producers are receiving for prime cattle remain 6-7% higher than this time last year, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s head of economics services.
East Fife Young Farmers held their annual reversible ploughing match at East New Hall Farm, Kingsbarns, by kind permission of Sir Peter Erskine and the Turnbull family.
Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead is no stranger to the Stirling Bull Sales, but his visit was not restricted to a walkabout.
The Carse of Gowrie annual ploughing match took place at Pitroddie Farm, by kind permission of the Steele Family.