Published on Oct. 18, 2017
First Flock of Scottish Shavers Judged ‘Outstanding’
This year’s Scottish Egg Quality Awards were held at the Murrayshall Hotel, Scone, on Thursday 13th July. Nick Bailey and Dick McGillvary attended as guests of Iain Campbell from For Farmers and were delighted to see Willy Orr pick up his award.
As a first-time entrant Willy Orr did us and the Shaver breed proud by securing the runner up prize in the ‘Producer’ category. His entry was judged to be of ‘Outstanding’ quality. Not bad for our first ever Shaver flock in Scotland which were 42weeks old at the time of judging.
The competition is now in its 29th year and this year 41 entrants competed for top prizes in three categories, Best Organic, Best Producer, & Best Producer/Retailer. The cream of the Scottish Egg Industry not only attends this award dinner every year but also compete fiercely for the prestigious prizes.
Farmlay, Glenrath, Duncan Farms, & many individual Free-Range Egg Producers all submit entries which are independently judged by the S.R.U.C. (Scottish Rural University College) in Ayr. The competition is run by For Farmers & you can see Willy accepting his award in one of the photographs from the head of the SRUC agricultural department and the MD of For Farmers.