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Farmgate beef prices remain historically strong in the prevailing marketplace reflecting the low numbers of prime cattle on the market coupled with low carcase weights.

According to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) the prevailing market is being driven by clear market signals over carcase weight and limited outlets for beef from young bulls.

Alan Clarke

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed the announcement today (August 9th 2017) that beef from the UK is set to be back on the menu in the Philippines.

The new export deal worth £34 million for the UK, was announced today by UK Food Minister George Eustice.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched “Graze+”, a new grazing initiative for livestock farmers keen to benchmark their business performance data in order to improve their productivity and performance from rotational grazing.

Aimed at farmers who have some experience in rotational grazing, this three-year project is free to join and will help group members build on their existing knowledge and experience to help them improve their grazing management.  

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has appointed Mairi Sutherland as its new Health and Education Executive.

Mairi (25) has taken over the reins from Jenni Henderson and will be working with and inspiring young people, communicating positive messages about the benefits of eating red meat as part of a healthy balanced diet.

The cream of the crop of Scotland’s butchers have been announced by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) as finalists in a new Scotch Lamb PGI initiative.

The new competition was introduced in a bid to find the ultimate “Champion of Champions” Scotch Lamb product as well as showcasing the skills and innovation of Scottish butchers.  

An Aberdeenshire pig farmer joined Quality Meat Scotland’s Specially Selected Pork ambassadors at ALDI’s Inverurie store this week to encourage shoppers to “Do More with Pork”.

One of Scotland’s top chefs, Nick Nairn, has congratulated the organisers of this weekend’s Perth Show for having the vision to develop an event which successfully showcases both food and farming to the public.

The potential of monitor farms to generate far-reaching legacies will be highlighted by former monitor farmer John Scott at the next meeting of the Shetland Monitor Farm on August 10th.