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UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators.

A deeper look at soil profile and improving drainage will be the main topics of discussion at the next meeting of the North Ayrshire Monitor Farm on Wednesday 15 August.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced £200,000 of new funding to support Quality Meat Scotland’s 2018 Scotch Lamb PGI promotional campaign.

Top quality lamb from Scotland will have a high profile at the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2018, when Scotch Lamb PGI will feature in the line-up of sponsors.

Prime pig prices have started to come under some seasonal pressure, with the GB Standard Pig Price (SPP) steadying at 150.5p/kg dwt in the first half of July, before edging downwards to end the month at 150.3p/kg, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork will enjoy a high profile this weekend as Perthshire Chamber of Commerce serves up another helping of its Perthshire On A Plate food festival.

A series of practical workshops to assist sheep producers in making the most from genetics and management to improve flock performance, is being held across Scotland in the coming weeks by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The search is on to find beef and sheep farms around Scotland worthy of receiving one of two high profile awards.