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Parliament praises beef award

AGRISCOT'S INAUGURAL Scotch beef farm of the year award has made it into the Scottish Parliament with a motion by South of Scotland Labour MSP Claudia Beamish calling on all politicians to congratulate Robert and Jacqueline Neill of Upper Nisbet Farm near Jedburgh on their victory.

The parliamentary motion recognises that the new award, organised by AgriScot and Quality Meat Scotland, showcases excellence in the production of cattle in Scotland as well as raising the profile of the dedication and skill of Scottish beef farmers.

It also recorded that the judges assessed the shortlisted farms on a range of factors, including technical and financial performance, innovation, health and welfare standards and evidence of passion and enthusiasm by the farmer – and noted that the Neills had ticked every one of those boxes, as had the two runners-up.

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