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Vet View: Autumn considerations for your flock 

According to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Scottish prime cattle producers are seeing the steady increase in farmgate prices of the past quarter beginning to run out of steam. Although the most recent prices have dipped by around 1p/kg dwt over the past week, the average Scottish steer deadweight price of 419.5 p/kg dwt prices are 7% higher than a year ago.

The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) and the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative (RNCI), working in collaboration with Quality Meat Scotland, are delighted to launch their Year of Beef for the academic year 2021/22 with a short film and calendar of activities.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has strengthened its Industry Development team with the appointment of a new member of staff. The addition to the red meat levy body aims to build on its existing work to support farmers to maximise their productivity and profitability. 

NFU Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland and SAC Consulting to run fact finding farm visits this Autumn in run up to COP26

By Bruce McConachie, Head of Industry Development for QMS

Farmers across Scotland will be well aware of the risks that liver fluke (Fasciola hepatica) poses to their stock, and most will treat their cattle and sheep with some form of flukicide at some point during the year.   

The benefit of Scotland’s red meat sector to the country’s economy and the importance of external markets to its success are highlighted in a new report from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).