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The Health and Education Team at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has built a new toolkit to inspire greater consumer understanding of red meat production in Scotland. 

QMS' Chief Economist, Stuart Ashworth, will retire from Scotland’s red meat levy board at the end of March 2022.

After two years of market volatility caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, some may have hoped for a quieter 2022, characterised by greater certainty.  However, the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February has led to renewed market turbulence across the red meat supply chain, with the potential for even greater disruption than the pandemic, predicts Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) economist, Iain Macdonald in the latest market commentary.

Further to the recent changes in our standards we have detailed below information to help provide clarity on working with the updated standards. You can download a copy of this information using the link at the bottom of the article. 

The review of the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) Cattle & Sheep Scheme Standards has been completed and the updated 2022 Standards, which have been approved by the QMS Board, become effective from 1 April 2022.

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Iain Macdonald, Senior Economics Analyst at QMS

By Eilidh Corr, Animal Health and Welfare Specialist at QMS