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Improving Efficiency and Profitability in the Lamb Supply Chain

A series of free workshops, open to all lamb producers, which are designed to add value, reduce waste and develop a more competitive, profitable Scottish sheep sector are being rolled out across central and southern Scotland over the next eighteen months.

The three regional producer groups, which will host seven meetings each, will take forward the key findings of a project undertaken during the 2012/13 lamb marketing season. This work identified that every link of the supply chain - from farmers to hauliers, processors and retailers – is struggling to deliver a margin due to the absence of an integrated, collaborative supply chain.

The practical and interactive workshop sessions, which are funded by QMS, Farm Stock (Scotland) Ltd and the Scottish Government Skills Development Scheme and facilitated by SAC Consulting (part of SRUC), aim to enhance collaboration and communication in the supply chain, and improve productivity and profitability at all levels.

At each meeting participants will hear from a range of speakers from different parts of the supply chain - including producers, hauliers, processors, retailers and industry experts - who will outline the key issues and challenges faced by their businesses as well as making suggestions for improvement.

To find a workshop in your area, please click on the events calendar.