Farmers from Dunbar and Inverness have scooped Marks & Spencer’s Farming for the Future award at the Royal Highland Show.

 

Father and son duo Angus and Niall Jeffrey, from Bielgrange Farm near Dunbar, triumphed in the livestock category, impressing the judges with their dedication to creating a sustainable business, excellent livestock health and welfare standards as well as countryside stewardship.

The Jeffrey’s produce Aberdeen Angus beef from their 1,300 acre farm and have introduced a number of initiatives to encourage wildlife. They have also installed a reed bed to purify run off and dirty water from the farm.

Inverness carrot and potato farmer Steven Jack took the award in the produce category. He operates 495 acres of farmland in Morayshire and Inverness-shire and employs 40 staff.

Commenting on the awards, Steve Mclean, M&S head of agriculture and fisheries said: “We are continually impressed by the commitment and dedication our suppliers have towards sharing best practice among the farming community in Scotland.”

 

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