The value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
The steps needed to maximise profit from pasture were highlighted to farmers and crofters attending the recent Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting.
Jason Ballantyne and his wife Vic, in partnership with Jason’s dad Murdo, run the 125-hectare Clynelish farm where they have adopted a strategy of almost 100% forage-based diets for their sheep and cattle enterprises.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new initiative which aims to find the “Ultimate Scotch Lamb Butcher of the Year”.
The new competition was introduced to recognise butchers with skills and a real passion for their jobs, who not only take pride in stocking Scotch Lamb PGI and showcasing numerous innovative products using Scotch Lamb.
With the tupping season fast approaching the next meeting of the Shetland Monitor Farm on Sunday 8th October will focus on ways to make sure that ewes and tups are in peak condition to maximise fertility levels.