Plans to encourage more entrepreneurialism and sustainability within the Scottish dairy industry were stepped up this week with a visit to the Caledonian Cheese Company in Stranraer by a group representing farmers' wives and businesswomen.

The recently formed Ladies Always Mean Business (LAMBS) group is a spin-off from the Planning to Succeed programme, run by Scottish Enterprise Dumfries and Galloway in conjunction with the Farm Business Steering Group.

The group met representatives of the Caledonian Cheese Company to discuss more effective ways of managing farms through supply chain co-ordination, quality control and product branding.

Matthew Glover, industrial director at Lactalis McLelland, the company that owns the Caledonian brand, said: "The agricultural sector is challenging but there is a great deal of entrepreneurialism going on. This programme is a great way of supporting it."