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Our publications are produced to communicate with producers, processors and industry stakeholders on a wide range of subjects.

All are available as free downloads by clicking on the links. If you would like a hard copy, or can't find what you are looking for, please contact us via the details at the foot of this page. To be able to access the publications you will need to either have Flash Player installed or possess the ability to download PDFs.

  • Market Report - October 2017

    The latest update from the QMS economics team on the cattle, sheep and pig markets.

  • QMS Annual Review 2016-17

    A review of the 2016/2017 year and the activities of QMS to help shape a sustainable and prospering Scottish red meat industry

  • Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland - 2017 Edition

    This publication summaries the results of a survey of Scottish beef and sheep producers during the 2016 calf and lamb crop year

  • Worm Control in Sheep

    This guide is designed to help farmers develop a worm control plan and minimise the potential build-up of anthelmintic resistance on their farms and has been produced by QMS in collaboration with AHDB Beef & Lamb and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales

  • QMS Cow Nutrition Timeline Poster

    The cow nutrition timeline poster highlights target body condition scores throughout the year for spring-calving suckler cows. It also identifies the periods of high and low nutritional demand and emphasises the value in matching nutritional demand with grass supply to help keep costs low.

  • QMS Ewe Nutrition Timeline Poster

    This ewe nutrition timeline is designed to help farmers understand the nutritional requirements of their ewes throughout the year, and use condition scoring to ensure that requirements are being met.

  • QMS Livestock + Autumn 2017 edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • Guide to Improving Suckler Herd Fertility

    This publication has both farmer case studies and on farm practical measures that can be taken to help with improving reproductive performance in suckler herds.

  • The Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile 2017

    This publication is packed with stats about the different parts of the Scottish red meat industry which contributes over £2 billion to Scotland's economy.

  • Migrant labour and the Scottish red meat sector - a Brexit discussion paper
    Migrant labour and the Scottish red meat sector -
    a Brexit discussion paper
  • QMS Livestock + Summer 2017 Edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • QMS Livestock + Spring 2017 Edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

     

  • Scottish red meat trade - challenges and opportunities resulting from Brexit

    Scottish red meat trade - challenges and opportunities resulting from Brexit

  • The Red Meat Sector Operating Environment July 2017

    A review and outlook of the general economic environment in the main markets of the Scottish red meat industry and a review and outlook for red meat supplies.

  • Better Soil and Grassland Management

    Better Soil and Grassland Management is a comprehensive guide for Scottish beef and lamb producers looking to get the most from their soil, grass and pasture management

  • An Assessment of the Economic Contribution of Scotland's Red Meat Supply Chain

    An independent assessment of the economic importance of the Scottish red meat industry to Scotland's economy nationally and regionally.

  • Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland - 2016 Edition

    Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland - 2016 Edition

  • QMS Livestock + Winter 2016/2017 Edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • Annual Review 2015/16

    A review of the 2015/2016 year and the activities of QMS to help shape a sustainable and prospering Scottish red meat industry

  • A Guide to Bull Selection & Management

    This free QMS guide includes the latest information about what to look for before purchasing a bull and offers commercial farmers the opportunity to learn more about EBVs and how they can be used to select the right bull for their farms

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