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Farmers win cash prize

Dumfries and Galloway Farmers Cooperative, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, 21/09/2012:
Dumfries and Galloway livestock cooperative farmers (from left) Nigel Taylor, who farms highland cattle near Castle Douglas, Sarah Burchell (correct, right), who farms sheep currently at two farms near Moffat and Lockerbie and Caron Stewart (correct, Caron is pronounced as 'Karen'), who farms pigs at Port Logan, near Stranraer.
Photography for Scottish Enterprise / Cooperative Development Scotland from:  Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - www.colinhattersley.com - 07974 957 388

Dumfries and Galloway Farmers Cooperative, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, 21/09/2012: Dumfries and Galloway livestock cooperative farmers (from left) Nigel Taylor, who farms highland cattle near Castle Douglas, Sarah Burchell (correct, right), who farms sheep currently at two farms near Moffat and Lockerbie and Caron Stewart (correct, Caron is pronounced as 'Karen'), who farms pigs at Port Logan, near Stranraer. Photography for Scottish Enterprise / Cooperative Development Scotland from: Colin Hattersley Photography - colinhattersley@btinternet.com - www.colinhattersley.com - 07974 957 388

Co-operative Development Scot-
land has unveiled the three win­ners of its inaugural £30,000 Collaboration Prize. The three winning concepts each receive a cash prize of £5000 and up to £5000 of support.

The aim is to encourage busi­nesses to consider colla­bor­ation and 
pitch their ideas for a new consor­tium. The three winners are: Music Co-operative Scotland, Screen Facilities Scotland and three farmers from Dumfries and Galloway.

The farming businesses – Annan­water Organics near Lockerbie, Bar­lochan Highland Beef near Castle Douglas and Clash Farm, Port Logan, Stranraer – formed a new consortium.
They will be an e-commerce busi­ness to market and sell their range of slow-grown meats. They plan to launch the business early in 2013. Yet to be named, the new consortium will sell high quality produce that includes organic Blackface hogget and mutton, pedigree Highland beef and pedigree Saddleback pork. It will sell directly to consumers, retailers and restaurants.

 

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