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The search is on to find a top chef worthy of being crowned the Scotch Lamb PGI Surf ‘n’ Turf Chef of the Year 2018.

Borders farmer Hamish Dykes is set to make an appearance in the new Scotch Lamb TV advert which will be launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) next week.

The Mitchells at Whitriggs Farm

The potential to increase profitability by meeting processors’ carcase specification requirements will be one of the focus areas of the next meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on Wednesday 26 September.

Farmgate pig prices have cooled over the past few weeks, leaving them currently 9% lower than this time last year, according to the latest Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) analysis. 

The Duncanson family at Marchbank Farm, Beattock, have taken significant steps over the years to maximise productivity from their sheep flock and were ideal hosts for a recent Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) workshop entitled, “Are Ewe Ready to Breed?”

The next Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 20 September will focus on improving pasture productivity through soil and grass management. 

Borders farmer Kate Rowell has been appointed by Scottish ministers as the new chair of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).