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The value of beef and lamb exports from Scotland has increased to over £82 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

John Howie

Improved handling systems and electronic identification (EID) in cattle has helped Girtridge Farm in North Ayrshire to become safer and more efficient whilst helping to improve cattle performance.

The Scottish red meat industry will be showcasing Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in Cologne, Germany next month at Anuga, the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages (October 5-9).

Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Lamb, Naturally campaign has been named Marketing Campaign of the Year at the Scotsman Food & Drink Awards.

Livestock farmers will get the chance to learn about the tools available to them for measuring and planning grazing management to optimize output per hectare at the next round of Better Grazing meetings, hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).


Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has strengthened its Marketing and Communications team with the appointment of two new members of staff.

Over a third (34%) of adults in Scotland are ordering takeaways every week, adding up to over £1.5bn a year, with the biggest spenders shelling out over £1,200 a year on their orders.

Chinese was revealed as Scotland’s most popular takeaway (44%), followed by Indian (21%), Italian (12%) and a chippy (8%), according to research carried out by Censuswide on behalf of Specially Selected Pork.

Scottish prime cattle prices have lacked direction for the majority of the summer and over the past couple of weeks have drifted lower, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).