A new report on the future of the domestic beef industry is to be published by the NFU at the Livestock Event in Birmingham on September 4.
NFU livestock board chairman Charles Sercombe said: "We must make moves to put our domestic beef industry on a sustainable footing to capitalise on emerging world markets and meet the demands of the UK consumer.
The NFU plans to address these challenges and outline a vision for the future of the beef industry with the launch of the new report."
Members of Ivybridge Young Farmers Club are holding a ploughathon on September 22 and 23, ploughing for 24 hours non stop near Kingston, to raise money for Help for Heroes.
The club chairman Fiona Campbell said the aim was to raise £2,000. Anyone who would like to help should email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Alfords buy top ewe
Showing specialists Michael and Melanie Alford, from Cullompton, paid out big money at the sale of Northern Irish Texel young ewes at Ballymena.
They paid a record 11,000gns for the ewe, which had taken the female and overall championship in the pre-sale show.
She is a daughter of former sire of the year Strathbogie Python and out of a dam by Ettrick My Jinks.
There was a fierce bidding battle for her.
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