Quality Meat Scotland today (Friday, March 26th) unveiled plans to strengthen and expand the programme of activities it undertakes on behalf of Scottish red meat industry during the financial year ahead (2010/11).
Next week (April 1) sees the introduction of new levy rates, following discussion and engagement with the industry last year, including a series of open meetings throughout Scotland.
The potential benefits to farm businesses of being involved in the monitor farm programme, were evident again this week, when close to one hundred farmers and industry representatives attended the initial meeting of the new southwest Scotland dairy monitor farm run by the Fleming family at Hillhead, Kirkpatrick-Fleming in Dumfriesshire.
Quality Meat Scotland is appearing at Britain’s largest food trade show to get more of the industry to support Scotch Beef and Lamb.
The Scotch Butchers Club, QMS’ group of premium independent butchers that support and promote Scotch Beef and Lamb, will have a stand in the Meat @ Foodex trade show from this Sunday to Wednesday at the NEC, Birmingham.
The surge of interest among Scotland’s farmers in the opportunity monitor farms present in terms of business efficiency, was evident today (March 4th) at the first meeting of the Central Scotland dairy monitor farm.
More than 100 farmers and industry representatives, from as far afield as Dumfries-shire, attended the initial meeting hosted by the Milne family of Carcary Farms, near Brechin in Angus.