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By Kate Rowell, Chair of Quality Meat Scotland


According to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), since the beginning of 2021, farmgate prices for prime sheep have been some of the highest on record and some 20% higher than a year ago. 

After extensive consultation with industry partners, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has agreed a number of changes to the Pig Assurance Scheme Standards, to support producers with the unexpected issues arising as a result of Brexit, which will come into effect on the 1 April 202

Lockdown has probably got you running low on ideas for family lockdown entertainment, so why get the children involved in cooking this Mother’s Day (14 March).

A mother and daughter duo at the cutting edge of Scotland’s red meat industry have shared an insight into how they work together to run their specialist butchery and grocery store in Aberdeenshire.


Vet View: Health, Hygiene and Happy Lambs

by John Hamilton of Ark Vets

National Butchers Week (8-14 March) has arrived, and despite most people having a butcher local to them selling high quality meats, many are still unsure what questions to ask or what they can buy from them.

A new partnership between Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Scottish Craft Butchers, announced during National Butchers' Week, will relieve financial barriers associated with further skills training, helping more young and ambitious butchers to attain the prestigious Craft Butcher Diploma of Scotland.