The domestic red meat market remains well supplied despite an increase in exports of Scottish beef and lamb.
Quality Meat Scotland
A campaign to make Scotch Lamb the national dish for St Andrew’s Day celebrations is gaining support across the country.
An interim measure which would secure as much as £2 million of Scottish meat promotion funding has been proposed by the Scottish Government after the failure of Westminster’s Agriculture Bill to complete its passage through Parliament.
NFU Scotland has once more called on farmers to complain to the BBC if they are unhappy with its coverage of farming and the red meat industry.
The decline in prime cattle prices has cost Scottish finishers around £30 million since last November, according to Quality Meat Scotland.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is urging Scots to opt for home-made alternatives to takeaways, known as fakeaways, as part of its Going Places With Pork campaign.
Livestock farmers will be given advice on measuring and planning grazing management at a series of free meetings next month.
A six-week marketing campaign aimed at inspiring consumers to buy Scotch Lamb has launched.
The deadline is fast approaching for two prestigious industry awards.
Aberdeen shoppers were given a taste of Specially Selected Pork as part of efforts to encourage more people to put the product in their shopping baskets.
Perthshire farmer Jim McLaren is the new chairman of NFU Mutual.
A Grantown farmer will feature in a series of radio adverts to highlight the Scottish red meat industry’s sustainability and animal welfare credentials.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes.
The hunt is on to find the best trainee working in the Scottish red meat industry.
The role of women in agriculture and whether special women-only agricultural training events and schemes are needed were debated at the Turriff Show yesterday.
The hunt is on to find the best beef and sheep farms in Scotland.
Figures have revealed farmers and crofters are receiving the lowest prices in four years for new season lambs, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Industry promotion bodies in Scotland, Wales and England are continuing to work together to counter what they describe as serious “misinformation” on the health benefits of meat.
An all-industry Scottish red meat campaign will be officially launched later this month to raise the profile of the sector’s environmental and animal welfare credentials.
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.
Livestock farmers will be advised on the use of multispecies swards for grazing at a series of meetings next month.
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.
Young farmers from Aberdeenshire and Orkney were crowned cream of the crop at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
Four farmers have been unveiled as the faces of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) upcoming Meat With Integrity Campaign.
Scotland’s national beef herd is still shrinking and prime beef production is likely to decline next year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
A red meat resilience group has been formed by Quality Meat Scotland.
A new estimated breeding value (EBV) for days to slaughter has been developed for the sheep sector.
A communication gulf between Scottish livestock auctioneers and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) was exposed yesterday when a leading auctioneer said his sector and many beef and sheep farmers feel detached from the promotional body’s efforts.
Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has set aside £150,000 for contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit.
Scottish prime cattle prices have risen by 5% in the last six weeks but are still 5% lower than this time last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Three butchers from the north and north-east have been crowned cream of the crop in the inaugural Scottish Butchers Wars.
People who work in the Scottish beef, lamb and pork industries are being urged to take part in a new marketing campaign.