A Perthshire farming couple are this week leaving their wellies behind and travelling to South Africa to attend the glamorous Miss World competition.
Morag and Alistair Brewster of Rotmell Farm, Dunkeld are leaving the winter cattle and sheep work on the family farm to travel to Johannesburg with life-long friend, Marilyn McAloon, Miss Scotland’s mum.
Quality Meat Scotland provided a traditional Scottish breafast for Terry Wogan on his BBC Radio 2 breakfast show to celebrate St Andrew's Day, you can hear the results about 40 minutes in to the broadcast below.
Despite soaring input costs in 2008, Scotland’s top livestock producers improved their margins through strong technical performance, according to the annual analysis of performance and profitability by red meat promotion and development body, Quality Meat Scotland.
Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economic Services, QMS, pointed out the price of many inputs rose steeply over the first half of the year and there was little respite in input prices until late 2008. Fertiliser prices increased more than two fold during 2008 while feed and energy costs increased by over 20%.