Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has appointed Katie Keiley and Stuart Annand as part-time development officers responsible for the strategic development of the Scottish Sheep Strategy.
Katie is a familiar face to sheep farmers in the south-west having previously worked for SAC Consultancy in the Stranraer and Dumfries offices. She is currently treasurer and promotional officer for the Border Leicester Sheep Society, a role she will continue along with her part-time work with the Scottish Sheep Strategy. Katie is married with two small children and is involved with the family farm on a daily basis.
Stuart Annand is a sheep farmer who is married with a family and runs a hill farm near Newtonmore in Perthshire.
“Through EID (electronic identification), sheep farmers who are interested in monitoring how individual animals within their flock are performing can do so in a relatively easy way rather than viewing the whole flock on a batch basis,” said Kathy Peebles, QMS livestock development manager.