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The next North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting on 12 September will focus of the important, but sometimes sensitive, subject of succession planning. 

The search is on to find a top butcher worthy of being crowned the “Scotch Lamb Butcher of the Year”.  

Farmers in Scotland, and throughout Great Britain, are being sought to take part in GrassCheckGB, a pilot programme set to help farmers improve their grassland management.

Farmers attending this week’s sheep sales at United Auctions Stirling will have the opportunity to join in the Love Lamb Week (1 - 7 September) initiatives.

Borders farmer Jim Logan, whose business is benefitting from major changes put in place in recent years, will be one of the speakers at the next Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting on Tuesday 11 September.

Convenience is the dish of the day as it’s been revealed over three quarters (81%) of Scots are ‘regularly’ repeating the same meals for dinner week in, week out. 

The importance of religious festivals to Scottish lamb producers has been evident in the marketplace, with prime lamb prices rising 7p/kg lwt in the two weeks running up to Eid, then losing that gain in the following week. 

A strong line-up of leaders from Scotland’s food and drink industry are set to speak at a high-profile industry conference being held at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Tuesday 4th September.