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The recipient of the prestigious AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year award was announced on Wednesday 9 February.

The recipient of the prestigious AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year award was announced on Wednesday 9 February.

A new cooking guide has been launched by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon MSP, to support customers to confidently choose and cook with different cuts of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork.

According to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), although the pace of price declines for pig producers has eased from the autumn peak, pig sector data continues to highlight severe challenges for Scotland’s producers and processors. However, the acquisition of Quality Pork Processers Ltd in Brechin by Browns Food Group may help alleviate some of the ongoing challenges faced by the sector.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) welcomes the announcement that Quality Pork Processers Ltd has been acquired by Browns Food Group.  The acquisition will provide the platform to build a stronger future for the Scottish pig industry.

QMS has teamed up with The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHT) and the Royal Northern Countryside Initiative (RNCI) to write a letter to all primary schools highlighting the assistance they can offer in providing education around sustainable food production. To read the letter in full, head to:

The profound and lasting impact of the Monitor Farm programme on farm businesses and communities has been celebrated with the launch of the ‘Legacy Project Impact Report’. The report provides a snapshot of each of the legacy farms and highlights the key changes they have made in the years following their time as Monitor Farmers. 

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has appointed Sarah Millar as its new Chief Executive.