Farm leaders have called for a UK-wide emergency support package for beef producers.
Scottish beef producers have called for emergency government funding to safeguard the future of the Scotch Beef industry.
A red meat crisis meeting has been called by NFU Scotland’s (NFUS) north-east office bearers to discuss current “unsustainable” beef prices and the pressures which are also being felt by sheep producers.
Marks & Spencer has plans to feed back information on meat eating quality to its beef farmer suppliers in a bid to improve future on-farm breeding programmes.
Red meat processors have called on the Scottish Government to create a support scheme to top up beef farmers’ market returns.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes.
A new £1 million project aims to boost production efficiency in the UK’s dairy-beef sector.
Red meat processors have hit back at accusations they are not doing enough to help the beef sector.
A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.
The hunt is on to find the best beef and sheep farms in Scotland.
Farming leaders have called on all sectors of the beef industry to attend crisis talks on Monday.
Farming leaders say the measures required to bring the UK beef industry “back from the brink” rely on supermarkets, meat processors and the food service sector stimulating demand and guaranteeing transparency by putting the country of origin on their labels.
The worst fears for farmers, caught up in a no-deal Brexit, have been heightened by the release of a new industry report showing that such an outcome would cause significant upheaval for Britain’s beef and sheep producers.
The farmers’ union has taken meat promotion into its own hands with the launch of a campaign calling on consumers to eat Scotch Beef.
Meat processors have been accused of trading away the future of the beef industry for pennies.
A new project aims to boost returns for beef producers by improving the accuracy of abattoir carcase grading methods.
Beef farm leaders have issued a series of stark warnings that the sector is in serious trouble that could get even worse unless urgent action is taken to improve producer returns.
A small-scale north Angus beef producer beat off the might of north-east beef finishers to win the coveted Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) rosebowl for the champion in the Kepak McIntosh Donald Best Scotch Steak Competition at the Royal Highland Show.
Any optimism that Westminster would press the EU to provide a bailout for the UK beef industry along the lines of the package agreed for Ireland was dashed at the Royal Highland Show by a visiting Defra minister.
Scotland’s national beef herd is still shrinking and prime beef production is likely to decline next year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Scottish meat wholesalers have pledged to be in the vanguard of selling beef to lucrative new markets in China by the end of this year.
The proposals would result in zero-tariff access for 87% of all imports to the UK by value.
NFU Scotland’s secret beef shoppers have given the majority of the country’s supermarkets a vote of confidence for stocking home-reared products, with only a couple of retailers identified as needing to improve their sourcing.
When we think of a meal-time treat, roast beef with all the trimmings, or a tender, juicy steak would be high on the list for many Scots.
North-east meat processor McIntosh Donald was bought over by Kepak in August. Gemma Mackenzie caught up with the site’s new manager to find out about his plans for the future.
Japan has reopened its market to imports of UK beef and lamb.
The latest technology for efficient beef production will be on show at Scotland’s Beef Event.
North-east beef farmers Gary and Angela Christie have upped cow numbers in their suckler herd in readiness for their son Adam joining the business.
Scottish beef enterprise profitability improved last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland.
The number of beef-sired calves registered in the first half of the year was back 2.3%, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Beef and sheep producers have been told to plan ahead for winter forage and straw supplies to avoid any nasty surprises.
It’s been described as the Rolls-Royce of beef, with its succulent, fat-marbled steaks commanding as much as £600/kg in the world’s fanciest restaurants.