|The Strategy aim is to increase the uptake of breeding technologies within the Scottish Sheep Industry, leading to a reduction in production costs, improvement in the quality and consistency of Scotch lamb and an increased demand for recorded breeding stock..|
Call for Tender: Part-time post of Development Officer
for northern region, Scottish Sheep Strategy
What’s Your Vision For The Scottish Sheep Industry?
Quality Meat Scotland would like to hear from self-employed visionary thinkers who might be keen to take forward the delivery of the Scottish Sheep Strategy in the northern part of Scotland. This fascinating role will be on a part-time self-employed contract basis involving two days a week, is flexible and is delivered in conjunction with the contracted part-time Development Officer in the southern region. The contract is for an eighteen month period and may be of interest to a farmer seeking to augment the farm income with a part time commitment.
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LATEST - PRESS RELEASE
Sheep Producer Margins Boosted by Performance Recording
The use of performance recorded tups plays a key role in improved returns according to the results of the second year of the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Scottish Sheep Strategy Better Breeding project.
The conclusion of two years of results for Suffolk-sired lambs under difficult and variable weather conditions, shows that in almost every case the progeny of performance recorded rams with high indexes was better than those selected purely by eye – leading to greater financial returns for the farm concerned.
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Mobile Web Site
The Scottish Sheep Strategy has launched a mobile web site designed to give producers access to the latest information about the Strategy when they are away from their laptops and PCs.
In addition to basic details of the Strategy's work the site provides information on Strategy events, where to obtain recorded rams, sale dates, trial updates etc.
The site also enables you get in touch with us quickly and get a fast response to your queries.
Sheep Producers Urged to Target the Weakest Link
Performance recording must be taken up by the Scottish sheep producers to ensure the industry can build its “flock of the future”, according to Stuart Annand, Scottish Sheep Strategy Development Officer (North) with Quality Meat Scotland.
“Performance recording is not a new idea but it will be vital in the creation of a flock which produces prime lambs efficiently and profitably from forage and from a quantified genetic base,” Mr Annand said.