Season 10, Episode 6: Variety for Versatility
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3M ago
Farmers are having to look at all aspects of their business to try to control costs and one of the areas that they can do this is by focussing on the forage that they grow for their livestock. Tune in to this week’s podcast to hear from Andrew Houstoun, who farms Glenkilrie Farm near Blairgowrie and Charles Murray, seed merchant and agronomist, who runs Clyde Agriculture (Seeds) Ltd.  They discuss grazing and forage requirements and what can be done to extend the grazing season to in order to minimise winter feeding costs ..read more
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Season 10, Episode 5: Farmstrong Scotland
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3M ago
Farmers and their workers are the most important asset on any farm. Now an initiative founded in the farming community in New Zealand has made it’s way to Scotland.  Farmstrong aims to help farmers and their workers live well, to farm well.  Tune in to this weeks podcast with John Scott of Fearn Farm and is leading FarmStrongs introduction to Scotland, Gerard Vaughan is Farmstrong’s project lead and spokesperson in NZ. He helped design and establish the programme in 2015 and oversees its research and education initiatives.  Listen in to hear how the Farmstrong Scotland program ..read more
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Season 10, Episode 4: The Power of Data
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
3M ago
Data is power. By collecting and measuring data it can help to make informed management decisions on farm. There are multiple platforms you can use to help gather this data, one of which is AgriWebb. Lawrence Martin, Farm Manager at Carbeth Home Farm in Stirlingshire, has a particular passion for technology and using it to drive sustainable and efficient business practices within the livestock industry.  Lawrence is joined on the podcast by John Fargher, who's background in farming and commercialising technology put him in a perfect position to be one of the founders of AgriWebb.  ..read more
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Season10, Episode 3: QMS Back with a Bang
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
4M ago
As part of the post-covid engagement strategy, QMS staff have been out at shows and events to engage with members, levy payers and consumers.  In this episode Mark catches up with Sarah Millar, Chief Executive and Kate Rowell, Chair at Turriff Show. Have a listen to hear an update on QMS activity ..read more
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Season 10, Episode 2: Reducing the winter feed bill
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
4M ago
Stuart Mitchell, Whitriggs Farm joins the podcast to discuss how they have dramatically reduced the winter feed bill by moving to outwintering. Through the Monitor Farm Scotland Programme the Mitchell's calculated the cost to feed a cow through the winter. Colin MacPhail of MacPhail Consulting was one of the facilitators for the Borders Monitor Farm at Whitriggs and was heavily involved in the discussions and changes which Stuart made to his farming business during the Monitor Farm Programme. Listen now to for insight into the changes which Stuart and the Mitchell family have made to the farmi ..read more
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Season 10, Episode 1: QMS at the Royal Highland Show
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
5M ago
Beth Alexander, cattle and sheep specialist at QMS, is joined by quests at the QMS stand live from the 200th Royal Highland Show.  ..read more
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Season 9, Episode 6: Continually Developing skills within the retail butchery sector
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
7M ago
Barry and Gordon discuss the continued personal development and skills requirements as you move up through the business into management/shop ownership.  ..read more
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Season 9, Episode 5: The skills challenges and opportunities within the processing sector of the red meat industry
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
7M ago
Sonia and Gordon discuss the challenges faced by the processing sector and the training and opportunities available within the sector.  ..read more
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Season 9, Episode 4: The importance of technology & Innovation in ensuring a sustainable red meat industry
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
8M ago
Dr Jonathon Wilkin, Abertay University, discusses the importance of New Product Development (NPD) and innovation to the future sustainability of the red meat industry and the skills and attributes required to work in this field from farm to the finished product on shop shelves ..read more
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Season 9, Episode 3: Work-based learning - an employer's perspective
Quality Meat Scotland Podcast
by Quality Meat Scotland
8M ago
Sion and Andrew discuss the benefits of work-based learning to both the student and the employer and the on-farm logistics of taking on a trainee.Sion and Andrew discuss the benefits of work-based learning to both the student and the employer and the on-farm logistics of taking on a trainee ..read more
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