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The importance of religious festivals to Scottish lamb producers has been evident in the marketplace, with prime lamb prices rising 7p/kg lwt in the two weeks running up to Eid, then losing that gain in the following week. 

A strong line-up of leaders from Scotland’s food and drink industry are set to speak at a high-profile industry conference being held at The Edinburgh International Conference Centre on Tuesday 4th September.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will next week launch a brand new “Scotch Lamb, Naturally” campaign to inspire and encourage consumers in Scotland to seek out lamb as a tasty, quick, simple meal.

Iain MacDonald

Provisional calf registration data for Scotland for the first half of 2018 showed an overall decline of 1.6% compared with the same period of last year, according to the latest QMS analysis.

Aimee & Kirsty Budge

Forage crops and pasture management are set to be the focus of the next Shetland Monitor farm meeting on Saturday 25 August.

Carole Ingram, Logie Durno Farm

The RamCompare project has released final results for the first stage of the initiative which spanned the 2015-2016 breeding seasons.

Bull fertility will be among the key topics discussed at the forthcoming meeting of the Borders Monitor Farm on 22 August.

UK Government Minister Lord Duncan joined the team of staff in a Kinross butchers shop this week to congratulate them on leading the way on a national initiative to raise money for community defibrillators.