11th June 2020

New QMS Podcast Series Focusses on Business Boosting Topics


A series of six weekly podcasts focussing on initiatives which can help Scottish farmers improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of their businesses, has been launched by QMS.

Following on from the initial series which highlighted the Scottish red meat industry’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the new series of podcasts will cover topics such as animal health, grassland management and sustainability and will draw together experts, farmers and stakeholders to hear their views and the all-important facts.

In the first episode of the new series, which is available now and is hosted by broadcaster Mark Stephen, QMS Cattle and Sheep Specialist, John Evans is joined by Andrew Marchant, who farms at Chlonhie.  Andrew was Nithsdale Monitor Farmer 2016 to 2019. Mr Marchant highlights the changes he made on his farm to reduce his carbon footprint by a third and the benefits of being a Monitor Farmer.

Bruce McConachie, Head of Industry Development with QMS added: “Improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of business within Scotland’s red meat industry is the primary focus of the QMS Industry Development team, who traditionally support knowledge exchange through a wide range of events across the cattle, sheep and pig sectors in Scotland.

“Due to the current pandemic, we currently can’t get on farm to hold our events so have been looking at new ways to bolster our communication with stakeholders. The QMS podcast provides an ideal platform to enable us to get information out to producers and continue our knowledge exchange work , just in a slightly different format.”

New episodes of the QMS podcast are available every Friday through Apple Podcast, Buzzsprout, and Spotify, as well as via the Quality Meat Scotland website and social channels.



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