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Although prices for old season lambs have dipped back from the record prices reported in autumn and winter, they are still 43% higher than last year according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).


An Edinburgh food sensation has launched two new limited-edition bagels featuring Scotland’s finest quality lamb (20-24 April) and beef (25 April-2 May) to help customers create the ultimate springtime picnic, while also supporting Scotland’s red meat industry.

IT is with great sadness that QMS has learned of the untimely death of Huub Schoemaker who will be remembered by many in the Scottish red meat industry for his unwavering commitment to champion Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb in the Netherlands and Belgium.


The iconic BBC children’s TV show Blue Peter has asked viewers to become part of a ‘green army’ to tackle carbon emissions and climate change. Recommendations to earn a Green Badge include encouraging children to take the ‘Supersize Plants Pledge’ and replacing red meat dishes with “climate friendly” plant-based alternatives.

Global farmgate prices for pig meat have performed strongly over the first quarter of 2021. Although, despite the recent increase, UK and European prices continue to struggle to match last year’s levels according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Ainslie Smith, Eden Vet practice in Cupar, Fife

Gordon Newlands, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS),  Brands Development Manger

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched today (29 March) the findings from their Scotch Beef PGI Traceability and Performance project, which examined the potential of DNA testing for traceability and improving the performance of the Scottish beef herd.