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TV presenter Andrea McLean was set loose on a top Scottish sheep farm this week to learn more about Scotch Lamb PGI production and lend her support to a major campaign to encourage more Scots to eat lamb.

Prime cattle prices have remained stable and firm over the past month and continue to be around three to four percent higher than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

 

Prime cattle prices have remained stable and firm over the past month and continue to be around three to four percent higher than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The artistic and creative talent of members of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) is set to spring up in fields around the country in the form of “bale art” in the coming weeks.

Five Scottish butcher’s shops have been revealed as finalists in the Meat Trades Journal (MTJ) Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017 awards.

This continues a trend highlighting the innovation and skills of Scottish butchers and members of the Scotch Butchers Club, run by Quality Meat Scotland, who have featured in the awards over the past few years.

 

Finding ways to improve sheep performance will be the main topic of discussion at the next Borders Monitor Farm meeting, at host farm Whitriggs on Thursday 28 September.

A Fife sheep farmer has joined Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Scotch Lamb ambassadors at ALDI’s Cupar Store this week to encourage shoppers to add lamb to their weekly shopping lists.

A new publication to help farmers develop a worm control plan and minimise the potential build-up of anthelmintic resistance on their farms has been launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The importance of ensuring finished livestock meet market specifications will be the main topic for discussion at the next meeting of the North Ayrshire Monitor farm on Wednesday 20 September.

The evening meeting, which will be held at Girtridge Farm, Dundonald, KA2 9BX, will begin at 7pm with a barbecue serving Scotch Beef burgers, courtesy of A K Stoddart Ltd.

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