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Four Scottish Schools have been named winners of the “Don’t be afraid of your leftovers” recipe competition, run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland along with Business in the Community Scotland on behalf of Food For Thought.

Three top Scotch Butchers Club members have been announced as finalists in a new initiative to find the “Scotch Lamb Butcher of the Year”.  

The new competition, run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), was introduced to recognise the skill and innovation of butchers with a passion for their jobs and pride in stocking Scotch Lamb PGI. 

Hilltarvit Mains - Margaret & Ian Whitelaw holding grand-daughter Jessica with daughter-in-law Lucy & son John

Three top sheep businesses have been unveiled today (Thursday 2 November) as the finalists of the AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year Award, by AgriScot, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and award sponsors, Thorntons Solicitors.

The three finalists of the AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award were unveiled today (Thursday 2 November) by AgriScot, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and award sponsors, Thorntons Solicitors.

The finalist farms, from Morayshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Lanarkshire, were shortlisted from an unprecedented number of applications received this year. 

Robert Neill believes that regular weighing is a fundamental measurement of livestock performance.

An interactive beef demonstration at AgriScot this month is set to highlight the herd management and profitability benefits of regularly weighing cattle.

The demonstration, supported by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), will for the first time involve audience participation. Visitors will be encouraged to use digital voting pads and take part in a simple quiz to help bring home the benefits of regular weighing.

Jill Hunter

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is hosting a series of free quality assurance workshops in November for livestock farmers across Scotland.

The evening meetings will be held at the Mercure Hotel in Perth on Thursday 9 November, Dingwall Auction Market, on Thursday 16 November and Moffat House Hotel, on Wednesday 22 November.

The meetings, which start at 7pm, are free to attend and open to all members of the QMS livestock quality assurance schemes for cattle, sheep and pigs.

Six of Scotland’s top chefs have been unveiled as the finalists in the inaugural “Surf and Turf Chef of the Year” award.

The surf was definitely up this week at Edinburgh College as the chefs battled it out in the final cook off to impress the judges in the competition, which is a joint initiative, run by Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Beef Club and Seafood Scotland.

It might be Halloween, but the attendees of the upcoming Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting on Tuesday 31 October will be unearthing undies, rather than donning costumes!

At the meeting, which is focused on soil management, monitor farmer Iain Green will reveal how the cotton underpants buried way back in September have fared using the theory that the worse the condition of the pants, the better the condition of the soil.