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Prime pig producer prices in GB have been relatively stable in the early weeks of 2020, contrasting with their traditional seasonal downward trend, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The final North Ayrshire Monitor Farm meeting, to be held at Girtridge Farm, Dundonald on Friday 28 February, will provide a valuable opportunity for the local farming community to hear about the impact of changes implemented over the three-year programme.

The Scottish red meat industry had an opportunity to express their opinions and concerns relating to the UK Government’s Agriculture Bill yesterday (13 February 2020), during an Agriculture Public Bill Committee oral evidence session.

Farmers in Lochaber are invited to attend the final monitor farm meeting at Strone Farm on 20th February to hear first-hand about the changes that have resulted in an increase in profitability and efficiency on the 1200-hectare livestock farm.


Farmgate hogg prices are 21% higher than last year and 26% above their 2015-19 average, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)

The many changes made by the Marchant family over the three-year Monitor Farm programme at Clonhie will be the focus of the final Nithsdale Monitor Farm meeting on Thursday 27th February.

Being involved in the Monitor Farm Scotland programme has given the Mitchell family the confidence to make major changes to their farm business and help build the resilience needed to meet future challenges head on.



Scotland’s next generation of rugby talent has swapped the pitch for the kitchen to attend a series of workshops all about the benefits of red meat.