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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).

Jonny Williams, a Scotch Lamb Champion, joined the QMS sampling team in Morrisons Hunter’s Tryst, Edinburgh, to tempt consumers with a delicious sample of Scotch Lamb PGI.

Sheep farmers from across Scotland will be flocking to their local supermarkets in the coming weeks to support a campaign that aims to get Scotch Lamb PGI firmly on the midweek menu. 

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Livestock farmers around Scotland are invited to attend one of the five free “Get Set for Spring: Winter Grazing Strategies” meetings being organised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) as part of its Better Grazing programme. 

The next North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting on 12 September will focus of the important, but sometimes sensitive, subject of succession planning. 

The search is on to find a top butcher worthy of being crowned the “Scotch Lamb Butcher of the Year”.  

Farmers in Scotland, and throughout Great Britain, are being sought to take part in GrassCheckGB, a pilot programme set to help farmers improve their grassland management.