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The fascinating subject of soil health will be the focus of the next meeting of the Lochaber Monitor Farm on 7 September.

Strone Farm, a 1,200-hectare hill farm located in the Great Glen, is run by Chris Cameron in partnership with his father Malcolm and mother Eileen.

Livestock farmers are invited to attend one of the six free “Better Grazing” meetings being held across Scotland next month.

Trevor Cook, a grazing consultant and qualified vet from New Zealand, will be the key speaker at these meetings, which are being organised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) as part of the “Better Grazing” Programme launched earlier this month.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has been working closely with representatives of Tulip Ltd, Scottish Pig Producers (SSP) and Scotlean following the recent fire at the QPL Brechin pig processing plant.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has this week launched a new video highlighting the important role of beef, lamb and pork in a healthy diet.

The video, entitled “The Meat We Eat“ aims to dispel some of the myths about red meat and communicate, as simply as possible, the many nutritional benefits it offers.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is this week launching a high impact marketing campaign set to inspire millions of Scots about how easy it is to cook tasty, quick Scotch Lamb meals.

This year’s campaign builds on the success of the “Wham Bam Lamb” campaign which has over the past four years highlighted the versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI. 

Farmgate beef prices remain historically strong in the prevailing marketplace reflecting the low numbers of prime cattle on the market coupled with low carcase weights.

According to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) the prevailing market is being driven by clear market signals over carcase weight and limited outlets for beef from young bulls.

Alan Clarke

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed the announcement today (August 9th 2017) that beef from the UK is set to be back on the menu in the Philippines.

The new export deal worth £34 million for the UK, was announced today by UK Food Minister George Eustice.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched “Graze+”, a new grazing initiative for livestock farmers keen to benchmark their business performance data in order to improve their productivity and performance from rotational grazing.

Aimed at farmers who have some experience in rotational grazing, this three-year project is free to join and will help group members build on their existing knowledge and experience to help them improve their grazing management.