Scotch Beef Farm of the Year 2013 open for nominations

30 July 2013

Following the success of the inaugural Scotch Beef Farm of the Year initiative which was launched in 2012 by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland, the hunt for a 2013 winner has commenced this week.

Beef producers in Scotland are being encouraged to come forward to win a fabulous cash prize and the now well known title of Scotch Beef Farm of the Year. Applications are also sought from others working in the industry who can nominate a farm, or farms, they feel merits the award.

Last year’s winners, Robert and Jacqueline Neill from Upper Nisbet, near Jedburgh, presented judges with an excellent showcase in the production of cattle in Scotland, demonstrating dedication and stock management skills. Once again, a winner is being sought who is able to showcase excellence as well as serve to build confidence in the future for all those working in the Scottish Red Meat industry.

AgriScot and QMS work closely together to deliver the award in which the winner receives a £500 cheque plus a £250 voucher to celebrate their accolade at a Scotch Beef Club restaurant – the club run by QMS which has around 300 members committed to serving top quality Scotch Beef.  The award will be presented at AgriScot to be held at Ingliston on Wednesday 20th November. AgriScot routinely attracts more than 9000 attendees made up of individuals and business from with agriculture and associated professions.

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The closing date for applications is 30th September 2013.  To register your interest and receive further information and an application form please email or call Kirsty McCormack at QMS on 0131 472 4040. To be eligible the farm must be a member of the QMS Farm Assurance Scheme - full details of eligibility available on application.

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