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An SAC student has been selected by the Scottish Sheep Strategy, supported by Quality Meat Scotland,to participate in a major sheep breeding event.

Edinburgh student, Zara Chestnutt, was selected from the entries for an expenses paid trip to Sheep Breeders Round Table 2009 which will be held at Stratford Upon Avon from Friday 13 to Sunday 15 November.

The sponsorship will cover the winning delegate’s conference fee, accommodation for the duration of the conference and travel expenses up to the value of £200. The whole package is worth about £500 to the winner.

Scotland is set for a guaranteed win next month after taking every final spot in a prestigious national award.

Every finalist place in the Meat Trades Journal Young Butcher of The Year awards has been awarded to butchers north of the border, the latest in a long string of success for Scotland at the awards.

Gary Raeburn from Huntly, Grant McClusky from Lauder and Stewart McClymont from Dunblane, are all vying for the award, and which is announced in London on Tuesday 17th November.

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Farmers in the North of Scotland are being given the opportunity to improve their farm’s performance by becoming the latest Monitor Farm.

Scotland’s livestock representative bodies have reviewed the current voluntary ban on the importation of livestock from bluetongue (BTV)-infected areas of continental Europe and have agreed on a winter import code* for producers who feel they must source livestock from these areas when the lower risk period begins next month.   The Group has liaised with the Scottish Government on the detail of the Code.

One of the world’s largest supermarket groups is being recognised for its support of Scotch Lamb at the world’s biggest food fair today (Monday October 12).

The Belgian arm of global retail giant, Carrefour, is being presented with the award by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead, on the Scotch Beef and Lamb stand at the ANUGA food trade fair in Cologne.

Accepting the award on behalf of the retailer will be Mr. Marc Vromman, Director of Carrefour’s butchery category in Belgium.

Scotch Lamb has earned a place at the top of the menu at the final of the world’s most prestigious cooking competition, the Bocuse d’Or, in France.

The successful bid, lead by Quality Meat Scotland, will provide the Scottish red meat industry with an unparalled platform to showcase Scotch Lamb to a gathering of the crème de la crème of chefs and restaurateurs from around the globe.

The Bocuse d’Or takes place every two years in Lyon, the culinary capital of Europe, alongside SIRHA, the International Hotel, Catering and Food Trade Exhibition.


Quality Meat Scotland’s pioneering plan to get Scotland’s kids back in the kitchen and cooking, healthy nutritious meals has been launched in nearly 100 new schools.

Successfully piloted in Glasgow in 2007 and east central Scotland in 2008, the QMS Meat Voucher scheme is an industry initiative to help combat the obesity epidemic sweeping Scotland by helping teach secondary age children how to cook quality, nutritious meals.

Quality Meat Scotland is set to take steps to ensure it is strongly positioned to robustly deliver its important red meat promotion and development workload for the Scottish livestock industry.

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