The Mitchell family who run the Borders Monitor Farm are considering a range of options, including switching to organic production, to drive profitability in their business.
The next monitor farm meeting on Wednesday 22 November will have the theme of “Assessing Opportunities” and provide an opportunity for farmers attending to consider different options which could potentially improve their margins.
The Scottish red meat industry has all the right ingredients for a strong future despite its challenges and the evolving Brexit situation, according to Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
One of the best steps livestock producers can take to prepare for Brexit is to look carefully at the performance of their businesses and seek out opportunities to improve what is in their control, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s Head of Economics Services.
The exceptionally wet summer is posing a real winter challenge for livestock farmers round the country with straw and quality winter forage in short supply.
The steps farmers can take to manage their cattle through the winter, in light of these additional challenges, will be top of the agenda at the next Lochaber Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 16 November.
A top Scottish Chef has been crowned Scotch Lamb Surf & Turf Chef of the Year in a national competition run jointly by Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Beef Club and Seafood Scotland.
Graham Mitchell of the Cock and Bull in Aberdeenshire battled against 5 other chefs in the final cook off. The talented chefs were tasked to create dishes which combine two of the top ingredients of Scotland’s exceptional larder – Scotch Lamb PGI and seafood from Scotland.