Hume farmers hope to hog the market

The Juicy Meat Company's Moira Dalgliesh at Kincraig Farm.
The Juicy Meat Company's Moira Dalgliesh at Kincraig Farm.

Family-owned The Juicy Meat Company is to launch its premium range of roast meat produce to the catering trade at the 2016 Scotland Speciality Food Show this month.

The Berwickshire-based company, which has until now been supplying direct to consumers, is completing the refurbishment of a commercial kitchen which will allow the business to offer its range of pork, lamb and beef to the catering industry across Scotland.

Using farming expertise, Moira Dalgliesh has bred rare breed Tamworth and Berkshire Cross pigs at the family run Kincraig Farm, Hume. The result is succulent pork roasted to perfection and hand finished using a secret blend of herbs and spices.

Kincraig Farm also breeds traditional hill lambs that feed off the lush farmland of the area and can supply Aberdeen Angus beef and organic chicken sourced from local neighbouring farms.

Moira said: “The feedback from customers on the quality and taste of our roasted meats was so positive that we have taken the step to allow other retailers to sell our produce. Having had that connection with the public, we understand that provenance is growing in importance and we’re confident that being able to offer this to customers will give other retail establishments a commercial edge.

The Juicy Meat Company will launch to the trade at the Speciality Food Show and will be in a position to begin supplying in Spring. The company will exhibit as part of a Border Food and Drink Showcase reflecting on the region’s reputation for producing fine food.

Moira concluded: “The Scottish Borders is an impressive part of Scotland, with its outstanding natural landscapes and fantastic local produce offering. We are proud to be a part of it and help to showcase the region and what it has to offer.”