8th August 2011

QMS holds butchery demo on North Uist

Quality Meat Scotland is holding a butchery demonstration on North Uist for the first time this week.

Butcher trainer Gordon Gibb will be doing two lamb butchery demonstrations at the North Uist Agricultural Society’s Annual Show at Hosta Machair, North Uist on Wednesday.

QMS and the Scottish Sheep Strategy will also have a stand with all the latest publications covering its industry development and marketing work.

Kathy Peebles, Livestock Development Manager, who will be representing QMS at the show, said: “This will be the first time QMS has taken part in the North Uist show, and it offers us a great opportunity to speak to Hebrides levy payers to ensure they have the latest information from us.

“We’re putting on a lamb butchery demonstration as it gives a great insight into the process of going from the whole animal to retail cuts, and underlines the importance of carcase confirmation when it comes to maximising the amount of saleable meat.

“Gordon will be showing how to create interesting and appealing products through the use of simple to use flavourings and butchery techniques.

“Sunshine or rain we’ll be putting on two shows during the day, and visitors to the show will also be able to meet with us, and pick up the latest industry publications, as well as recipe leaflets for something new to try at home. We’ll also have our news children’s activity sheets to keep the little ones busy after the show.”

The North Uist Agricultural Society show is aimed at helping to improve crofters’ stock and public understanding of crofting. It also provides a focus for entertainment in the summer for locals and visitors.

The show takes place on Wednesday 10th August 2011 from 11am. For more information visit www.northuistshow.btck.co.uk

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