Quality Meat Scotland is supporting a new cooperative network to help tackle zoonotic infections and disease which was launched today (May 18) in Edinburgh.
The network aims to bring together individuals and groups from academia, policy, government agencies, industry, veterinary and public health bodies to facilitate inter-disciplinary initiatives and innovative approaches to reduce the impact of zoonoses.
Quality Meat Scotland’s Scottish Sheep Strategy group has launched a new project to investigate how production efficiencies can be maximised on commercially operated farms using the Suffolk as a terminal sire.
The new project, officially launched today (May 17th) at the Morrisons Farm at Dumfries House Estate, is phase two of the successful Focus Farms project, aimed at gauging the effectiveness of using Estimated Breeding Values to improve the performance of commercial flocks.
The need for farmers to avoid gambling their business profitability on a good looking tup is the main message coming out of the first phase of the Scottish Sheep Strategy Focus Farm Project.
Over four tupping seasons and nearly four thousand lambs born the project, led by Quality Meat Scotland, has consistently proven the value in investing in high quality performance recorded tups as opposed to just going by eye.
A Fife farmer has pulled off his wellies to don chef’s whites and take part in a UK-wide quest to find “Britain’s Best Dish”.
George Milne (44) has in recent weeks been busy lambing his 260 ewes at Kinaldy Farm, near St Andrews as well as finding himself unexpectedly propelled into the limelight and facing the nerve-wracking prospect of preparing his treasured Scotch Lamb dish in front of the cameras.