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New appointment strengthens Industry Development Team

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has strengthened its Industry Development team with the appointment of a new member of staff. The addition to the red meat levy body aims to build on its existing work to support farmers to maximise their productivity and profitability. 

Veterinary practitioner Eilidh Corr joins QMS as the Animal Health and Welfare Specialist, a new role created to manage the delivery of animal health-focused activity. 

After graduating in veterinary medicine from the University of Glasgow, Eilidh worked in predominantly beef and sheep practice in Strathspey for 13 years . From there, she then moved to work for SRUC Veterinary Services in a disease surveillance role, supporting vets, farmers and producers with disease investigations and diagnostics. 

With over 17 years’ experience, Eilidh will be working closely with farmers and industry stakeholders to manage the delivery of bespoke animal health projects and research alongside the production of technical information. 

Commenting on Eilidh’s appointment Alan Clarke, QMS Chief Executive, says: 

“Eilidh brings a wealth of practical experience as a front-line vet which will be invaluable in helping QMS strengthen its role in supporting farmers to maximise their productivity and profitability. 

“Eilidh is a fantastic addition to our core Industry Development team and I look forward to seeing the impact and value this new role will have for Scotland’s red meat industry.” 

Eilidh says: “For over 17 years, I’ve been supporting farmers to maintain animal health, welfare and productivity. I’m now excited to join QMS to help them integrate on a technical level, ultimately helping farmers to optimise their efficiency.” 

For more information on the Industry Development activity, visit www.qmscotland.co.uk.