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The importance to Scotland’s red meat industry of trade agreements being successfully negotiated as part of the Brexit process, is being highlighted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Failure to build strong trading relationships could, according to Iain Macdonald, QMS Economics Analyst, result in significant trade volatility with agricultural products also facing knock-on effects from measures aimed at unrelated industries.

Four million Londoners are currently being targeted with eye-catching Scotch Beef billboard advertising as part of a high-impact campaign being run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), with a focus on London and the Home Counties.



A commitment to making use of new technology and improving efficiency is a key part of the business philosophy of twenty-five-year-old Lynn Argo, who is making her mark on the pig industry.

Miss Argo, who is based at Harvieston Farm, Catterline, Stonehaven, has a BSc Honours in Agriculture from SRUC Craibstone. She has been working full time in the family business since she graduated in 2014 and, along with her father, David, is determined to drive the business forward.


Stuart Ashworth

Now that Easter weekend is with us, prime hogg prices have started to cool but nevertheless remain some 30% higher than last year.

(l-r) Alan Clarke: Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland, Angus Bell, Morrisons’ Local solutions category manager and Morrisons butcher Scott Whitfield.

Major retailer Morrisons has highlighted its commitment to serving Scotch Lamb PGI to its customers, not only at Easter but throughout the year. Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Chief Executive Alan Clarke visited Morrisons’ Edinburgh Gyle store this week as part of a programme of engagement with the retailers which he has been undertaking since joining QMS last year.

Watch for signs of a chronic fluke burden in sheep are seen later in the winter or into the spring

Establishing whether your farm has a liver fluke problem,  managing your grazing tactically and using the right product at the right time are three of the key messages in a new video launched this week to help farmers control liver fluke in their sheep.

Farmer John Fyall and Scottish SPCA Senior Inspector Gill MacGregor

The Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health and welfare of dogs, has added its support to a “sheep-wise” video produced by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the National Sheep Association.

Seven Scottish red meat companies attended a workshop this week to develop their export trade in specific markets.