Prime pig prices have started to come under some seasonal pressure, with the GB Standard Pig Price (SPP) steadying at 150.5p/kg dwt in the first half of July, before edging downwards to end the month at 150.3p/kg, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork will enjoy a high profile this weekend as Perthshire Chamber of Commerce serves up another helping of its Perthshire On A Plate food festival.
A series of practical workshops to assist sheep producers in making the most from genetics and management to improve flock performance, is being held across Scotland in the coming weeks by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
Agricultural organisations from England, Scotland and Wales are uniting in a new initiative which will see them work together to communicate the benefits of red meat in a balanced diet as part of a reinforced meat and health programme.
The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is beginning to impact on the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in consumers’ eating habits start to become evident.