M&S names top livestock winners at Scottish show

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced the winners of its Farming for the Future Awards.

One of the stand-out award-winners this year was father and son duo Angus and Niall Jeffrey from Dunbar, who won the Livestock Award and were named “top of the crop” by the retailer at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland yesterday.

Head of Agriculture and Fisheries at M&S Steve Mclean said there was a great deal of innovation and quality across the agriculture sector in Scotland, “which is clear to see here at the Royal Highland Show”.

Meanwhile Angus Jeffrey said: “We’re thrilled to be recognised with this high-profile award for the work we are doing in running a sustainable business, both financially and environmentally. It’s great to be working with a retailer like M&S to future-proof our business and ensure we are able to always deliver the best quality Aberdeen Angus beef to be sold in M&S stores across the country.”

The awards have been going on for six years and Mclean said the M&S team has been constantly impressed by the commitment from their Scottish suppliers towards the supermarket chain’s Plan A strategy.

Two other awards were also presented – to Steven Jack from Inverness, who won the Produce Award, and Robert Etherson of Energen Biogas, who won the Renewable Energy Award.