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The final meeting of the North-East Pig Monitor Farm Project, being held on Tuesday 17 March 2020 at Lochter Activity Centre, will provide a valuable opportunity for local pig producers to hear about the impact of changes implemented over the four-year programme.

Two of Scotland’s finest ingredients, Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI, are set to be in the spotlight in the coming weeks as Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) launches it’s new ‘Make it’ campaign.

  As a new and ambitious farm business, involvement in the Monitor Farm programme has provided the technical support to drive sustainable expansion at Clonhie Farm, Nithsdale.

Ewes with low protein levels have a higher risk of losing lambs between scanning and birth according to the latest research findings.


Following on from a successful summer meeting in July, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is hosting a second Orkney Managed Grazing open event on Friday 20th March for livestock farmers interested in learning how to use grass in a more financially positive way.


Scotland’s calf registration during 2019 reached 552,700 head, the same as 2018 but 2.5% lower than in 2017, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The ability to draw on the support of industry experts and the Shetland Islands farming community, has been the main benefit of the Monitor Farm programme for Kirsty and Aimee Budge.


A larger pot of £3.5 million has been committed to ring-fenced fund (RFF) work between levy boards in England, Scotland and Wales in the coming year.