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Farmgate pig prices have strengthened following a period of downwards seasonal pressure in the early weeks of 2017, according to analysis by Quality Meat Scotland’s Economics Services team.

A group of Scotland’s top swimmers donned aprons and got to grips with a griddle pan recently to prepare a range of healthy dishes using Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI.

Grass management, succession and livestock health were all up for discussion at the first meeting of the Angus Monitor Farm, which was attended by over 100 local farmers.  

All eyes were on Scottish butchers’ pies at the British Pie Awards recently as members of the Scotch Butchers Club lifted a raft of awards.

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Increased meat exports in 2016 played an encouraging role in a record year for food and drink exports from Scotland, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government.

Overall food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion, representing an 8% increase in the value of exports to Scotland’s successful food and drink sector over the past year. 

 

 

Increased meat exports in 2016 played an encouraging role in a record year for food and drink exports from Scotland, according to new figures released by the Scottish Government.

 

Overall food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion, representing an 8% increase in the value of exports to Scotland’s successful food and drink sector over the past year. 

 

Opportunities to improve scanning percentages and lamb survival rates will be among the key discussion areas at the next meeting of the Shetland Monitor Farm.

Over 80 farmers and others working in the industry gathered on the new Borders Monitor Farm to show their support for the project which aims to assist farmers become more efficient and sustainable. 

A range of factors is affecting the current prime hogg trade, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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