Publications

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.

  • 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 January 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.

  • Market Report - January 2017

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

  • 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

    Annual Review 2015/16

  • 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

  • QMS Livestock + Autumn 2016 edition

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

  • Using EBVs as a Tool to Breed Better Sheep

    Using EBVs as a Tool to Breed Better Sheep is an easy-to-read publication which offers producers practical information on tup selection. The booklet provides a step-by-step guide for those interested in learning more about how EBVs can help them improve the performance of their flocks

  • Market Report - July 2016

    The latest update from the QMS Economics Services team covering the cattle, sheep and pig sectors.

  • The Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile - 2016

    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.

  • QMS Livestock + Summer 2016 Edition

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

  • QMS Livestock + Spring 2016 Edition

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

  • Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland - 2015 Edition

    This publication summaries the results of a survey of Scottish beef and sheep producers during the 2014 calf and lamb crop year

  • QMS Livestock + Winter 2015/2016 Edition

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

  • Annual Review 2014/15

    A review of the 2014/2015 year and the activities of QMS to help shape a sustainable and prospering Scottish red meat industry

  • A New Lamb Guide with Recipes

    A New Lamb Guide with recipes is a full-colour glossy publication which aims to inform consumers about what makes Scotch Lamb a cut above the rest both in production and taste.

  • QMS Livestock + Summer 2015 Edition

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

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