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.
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.
Residents of an Aberdeenshire village attended a fiery public meeting to try and find out who is to blame for a strange stink in the air that has blighted the area for decades.
Residents in an Aberdeenshire village are hopeful that a public meeting will help to solve the problem of a pong in the air which has plagued them for decades.
A north-east red meat processing plant is under new ownership.
Aberdeen and Angus exhibitors triumphed in the two "best steak" competitions at the Royal Highland Show but neither of the winning exhibitors won with Aberdeen-Angus.
Scottish beef producers must deliver to specification to maintain the premium which Scotch Beef commands in the market place.
The parent company of major UK food processing group 2 Sisters moved back into the black last year.
A factory worker has been awarded more than £40,000 in damages after being sacked for a "21 second" oversight.
With sluggish consumer demand, seasonal over-supply and an unfavourable exchange rate which attracts imports and depresses the export trade, beef cattle prices are unlikely to return to the peaks of two years ago in the in the near future, according to Alan McNaughton, site director at McIntosh Donald’s meat processing plant at Portlethen.
Twelve prime beef carcases – all but one from North-east beef producers – have been selected for the final of the McIntosh Donald/Tesco best Scotch steak competition at the Royal Highland Show next month.