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17 October 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Beef and Dairy Agri-market Outlook
This outlook comes after Britain’s departure from the EU has been delayed. This might mean one of two things: either the clock has been extended, the threat has gone away and normal life continues for now, or the only certainty is more uncertainty....
14 October 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotland's Cattle Herd in Decline, Sheep Recovering in 2019
The number of cattle in Scotland has now hit a 60-year low, according to the June survey data released by the Scottish Government. ...
27 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom Making Semen Purchase Decisions
Choosing which bulls to breed from and buying semen is one of the most important decisions on farm as it shapes your herd for years to come. Here's our guidance to help you get the most from the process....
18 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Presidents Demand Meeting with Farming Minister Over Beef Crisis
UK - NFU and NFU Cymru have asked Farming Minister George Eustice for an urgent meeting to discuss the worsening crisis in the UK beef market....
16 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom Search Continues for AgriScot Sheep, Beef Farm of the Year
SCOTLAND, UK - With only one month to go until nominations close for the AgriScot Sheep and Beef Farm of the Year awards, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched two new videos to encourage farmers to get behind the award....
09 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom Weather Delays, Brexit Uncertainty Continue to Disrupt Scotland’s Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - For many Scottish growers, a week of continuous rain has brought harvest to a halt and the volume of rain makes accessing fields with heavy harvesting equipment challenging....
06 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Meets PM on Aberdeenshire Farm
SCOTLAND, UK - On a visit to an Aberdeenshire farm, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the UK Government will accept the funding recommendations of the Bew Review into intra-UK agricultural funding. ...
05 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom Long Running Union Campaign Finally Secures Deal on £160m for Scottish Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - A long running Union campaign has finally seen a flawed decision on agricultural funding addressed....
03 September 2019
View news from United Kingdom Crucial Role of Non-UK Labour in Scottish Food, Farming
SCOTLAND, UK - A key goal of NFU Scotland is to ensure continued access to non-UK workers, both permanent and temporary, post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers, Butchers Better Equipped to Meat the Market
SCOTLAND, UK - Farmers and butchers now feel better equipped in their livestock and carcase selection to meet the demands of consumers and processors after the Meat the Market workshops hosted Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
29 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Mark Wahlberg Gives Menu a Special Scotch Twist for Scotland Food and Drink Fortnight
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has teamed up with US celebrity restaurant Wahlburgers and Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher to put a Scottish twist on some American classics in celebration of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight....
28 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Urges UK Govt to Urgently Review Stance on Tariffs
SCOTLAND, UK - The UK Government has been urged to scrap its proposed tariff schedule and pursue a post-Brexit approach to international trade that acts in the best interests of Scottish food and farming....
27 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Union Urges Scottish Govt to Improve on Beef Scheme
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on Scottish Government to recognise the crisis in the beef sector by immediately improving the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES). ...
26 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Urges Govt to Deliver Food, Farming Labour Solutions Before Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has called on the Government to make essential decisions affecting the availability of non-UK labour with urgency....
21 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Summer Test Matches Fuelled by Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Rugby’s official healthy eating partner, Scotch Beef PGI, will be showing support for the boys in blue at their upcoming Summer Test matches against France and Georgia in the coming weeks....
20 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Sausage Week Awards on Hunt for Best Scottish Banger
SCOTLAND, UK - The hunt for the best Scottish banger is on at this year’s UK Sausage Week Awards, taking place from the 28th of October to the 3rd of November....
View news from United Kingdom National Livestock Movement Bans May Prove Economically Damaging
UK - New research from the University of Warwick has pioneered an economic perspective on controlling livestock diseases. Focusing on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), bovine TB (bTB) and bluetongue virus (BTV), the researchers draw striking conclusions about...
16 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Meat with Integrity Radio Ads Set to Reach Over 1.8m Consumers
SCOTLAND, UK - Over 1.8 million Scottish consumers are set to hear the Scottish red meat industry’s positive sustainability and animal welfare credentials in a new radio campaign launched next week by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
15 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Union Calls for Greater Origin Labelling on Processed Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed. ...
13 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Says University Decision to Ban Beef 'Overly Simplistic Approach'
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has called the move by Goldsmiths University to ban beef from its campus food outlets 'overly simplistic' and said it shows a lack of understanding of how British beef is produced, compared to beef production globally....
12 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom University Bans Beef from Cafes to Tackle Climate Crisis
UK - A university has banned the sale of beef in campus food outlets in order to help tackle the climate emergency....
View news from United Kingdom Range of Factors Affecting Prime Cattle Prices
UK - Although prime cattle producers have seen prices firm slightly in the week ending 3 August, prices are still 8.5 percent below last year, according to the latest market analysis from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
09 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom QMS Response to IPCC Report
SCOTLAND, UK - The Scottish red meat industry’s important sustainability credentials have been highlighted by Kate Rowell, Chair of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farming’s Success Story on Tackling Climate Change Lost in Global Report
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish farming’s responsible approach to tackling climate change is being lost in the headlines generated by the latest report into Climate Change and Land Use from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
05 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Produce Takes Centre Stage at Turriff Show
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s biggest two-day agricultural event, Turriff Show will for the first time feature its very own Food and Drink Pavilion complete with a cookery theatre sponsored by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
01 August 2019
View news from United Kingdom Summit Aims to Secure Profitable, Productive Scotch Beef Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - A summit organised by NFU Scotland in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, this week (Monday, 29 July) focused on securing a profitable and productive Scottish beef sector against the backdrop of some of the poorest prices in recent times. ...
31 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July). ...
30 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard
UK - In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360 programme into its beef supply chain....
 
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