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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.

Farmers attending this week’s sheep sales at United Auctions Stirling will have the opportunity to join in the Love Lamb Week (1 - 7 September) initiatives.

Borders farmer Jim Logan, whose business is benefitting from major changes put in place in recent years, will be one of the speakers at the next Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting on Tuesday 11 September.

Convenience is the dish of the day as it’s been revealed over three quarters (81%) of Scots are ‘regularly’ repeating the same meals for dinner week in, week out. 

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.