Science talk for Scottish farmers

20 December, 2006

Scottish farmers will have the opportunity to talk to some of the UK's leading scientists next month thanks to Quality Meat Scotland.

Scottish farmers will have the opportunity to talk to some of the UK's leading scientists next month at the first Research and Development Conference organised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Speakers at the event at Scone near Perth on the 24 January include Professor Michael Stear of the University of Glasgow veterinary school, on the control of nematode infections and Professor Jeff Wood of the University of Bristol, on the presence of essential omega three fatty acids in beef from grass-fed cattle.

The conference will also see the launch of the Research and Development 2006 report, a round-up of the research funded by QMS.

QMS technical projects manager, Johnny Mackey, said: "The 16 projects that have been completed to date are already offering tangible financial benefits to many Scottish producers. The aim of this second report is to encourage more businesses to study the latest research findings, view projects that will report later this year and, crucially, decide whether or not they can use the information to help improve the efficiency and profitability of their enterprises."

Anyone interested in attending this free conference should contact QMS on 0131 472 4040 or be email on info@qmscotland.co.uk





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