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01 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Number of Factors Affecting Prime Cattle Prices
UK - The factors behind the weakening of prime cattle prices, which have eased significantly since mid-May, are the subject of the latest market analysis from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
27 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Next Generation Reception Sets Out Plan for Future
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland Next Generation Chair Colin Ferguson spoke to a packed out NFU Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday (20 June) where he highlighted the need for the industry to adapt to represent the diverse range of people...
View news from United Kingdom Grampian Region Wins SAYFC Scotch Beef Country Cook Competition
SCOTLAND, UK - Two teams of young farmers proved they could handle the heat at Saturday’s final of the Scotch Beef Country Cook competition at the Royal Highland Show....
26 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Partnership Tackling Livestock Worrying Launches New Banner Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - A partnership involving NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council continues to promote responsible dog ownership in the region in a bid to prevent further devastating attacks on livestock. ...
24 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom QMS Urges Industry to Back Meat With Integrity Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - Four farmers were unveiled on Friday, 21 June, as among the "faces" of Quality Meat Scotland’s new "Meat With Integrity" campaign, which launches next month....
21 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
View news from United Kingdom Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite to Cascade Positive Messages
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) remains totally focused on supporting the Scottish red meat industry during this period of continued political uncertainty and unprecedented challenge on many fronts....
20 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Young Farmers to Compete for Cookery Crown at Royal Highland Show
SCOTLAND, UK - Four teams of young farmers from across Scotland have earned a place in the finals of a national cooking competition after seeing off competition from the rest of the country. ...
18 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Publication Highlights Importance of Red Meat Industry to Scotland’s Economy
SCOTLAND, UK - The latest edition of the "Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile", produced by Quality Meat Scotland, highlights the importance of the red meat industry to Scotland’s economy....
17 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Increased Competition, Changing Trends Impact on Global Leather Demand
UK - Revenues earned by abattoirs from the sale of skins and hides have substantially reduced over the past year as the global demand for leather has collapsed, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
14 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Iconic Scotch Beef Sector Under Cosh
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s iconic beef producers are under the cosh as prices fall to a three-year low. ...
View news from United Kingdom QMS Set to Inspire Royal Highland Show Visitors
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will be pulling out all the stops next week to make the most of the opportunity the Royal Highland Show offers to showcase the Scottish red meat industry and its brands....
13 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom New Independent Climate Change Inquiry in Scotland to Map Positive Path for Farming, Food Production
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Independent Climate Change Inquiry is to explore how a low carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food. ...
View news from United Kingdom QMS Speaks on Importance of Making School Food Healthier
SCOTLAND, UK - Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has emphasised the importance of a balanced diet for children and people of all age groups....
12 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef in Spotlight for Father's Day
SCOTLAND, UK - A new promotion launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is set to be seen by an audience of one million ahead of Father’s Day (16 June 2019)....
07 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
06 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
29 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
24 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef Pairing Shows True Scottish Spirit
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch Beef PGI has teamed up with Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky and leading Aberdeen chef Kevin Dalgleish on a recipe that showcases the true spirit of Scotland....
22 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Adding Value Key to Scottish Livestock Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - The importance of adding value to Scottish beef and lamb was the key message when NFU Scotland’s Livestock Committee visited the Scotbeef processing site in Queenslie, Glasgow yesterday (21 May)....
20 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
17 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Increased Mental Health Support for Farmers
UK - Mental health support for rural areas will become ever more important as the farming industry comes up against some of its greatest challenges, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has said....
15 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Industry Urged to Back 'Meat with Integrity' Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - People who work in Scotland’s beef, lamb and pork industry are being urged to take part in a brand new "Meat with Integrity" marketing and public relations campaign being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in the coming months....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
09 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
03 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Spot Checks Pilot Adds Weight to Quality Assurance Standards
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisations which represent Scotland’s cattle and sheep farmers are backing a move by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to pilot a spot checks visits programme as part of its Cattle and Sheep Quality Assurance Scheme. ...
29 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farm Events Aim to Increase Pasture Profitability
UK - Three beef and lamb producers involved in the GrassCheckGB project will host grassland management events in May to share knowledge and help others increase profits from their pastures....
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