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(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.

Gary & Graham Robertson - Tillyorn Farm

Producing an award-winning, juicy, tasty steak is about as good as it gets in terms of accolades for a beef farmer and last year’s winner of the Tesco Best Scotch Steak Competition is keen to repeat his success.

A twenty-year-old Inverness-based chef has returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Sydney as a prize for being crowned the overall winner of the Aberdeen-Angus Scotch Beef Award.

Hayley Bruce works at McBains Catering, a family run business based at Fortrose and Rosemarkie Golf Club, which specialises in producing top quality catering using fresh local and seasonal produce.

A new pilot training programme has been launched to encourage young people across Scotland to develop their butchery skills.

The new venture sees the Scotch Butchers Club and the Scotch Beef Club – both run by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) - collaborating with the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA) and City of Glasgow College.

All eyes were on Scottish butchers’ pies at the British Pie Awards last week when members of the Scotch Butchers Club lifted a raft of awards.

Top quality beef and lamb from Scotland were also showcased at the world-renowned awards in Melton Mowbray where Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and The Scotch Butchers Club featured in the line-up of sponsors.

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