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QMS Cattle & Sheep Enterprise Costings 2018

Despite some improvement in the financial performance of some types of cattle and sheep enterprises, the results of a QMS survey continue to highlight the challenge livestock farmers face in terms of achieving a positive margin without CAP support.

A team of top Scottish chefs served up a winning menu at Queen Margaret University recently in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup which kicks off in Luxembourg later this month.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Seafood Scotland have joined forces to host an exclusive showcase Scotch Surf and Turf dinner, kicking off a week of trade promotion activities in Singapore and Hong Kong.


Prime Cattle

An interactive beef demonstration at AgriScot on Wednesday 21 November is set to highlight the value of the different cuts of meat from a beef carcase - both from a farmer’s and processors perspective.

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A new report, released by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has revealed eight key factors that are the hallmarks of high performing farm businesses. The report - “The characteristics of high performing beef and sheep farms in Great Britain”- presents new analysis of the Farm Business Survey (FBS), breaking down the variations between the best performing farms and other farm businesses.

Stuart Ashworth

The latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) released today (9 Nov 2018) shows that although cattle prices have cooled recently over the past month, they are expected to rise as demand for beef increases in the run up to Christmas.

John Howie from Girtridge Farm

The next North Ayrshire Monitor farm meeting on Friday 16 November will focus on livestock health and nutrition. At the meeting, which will be held at Girtridge Farm, Dundonald, a line-up of animal health and nutrition experts will lead discussions about the control of a range of diseases often seen at this time of the year, including pneumonia and lung worm in cattle and liver fluke in sheep.

SBFoTY finalists 2018: Midtown of Glass, Bielgrange and Poldean

The three finalists of the AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year Award were announced today (Wednesday 7 November) by AgriScot, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and award sponsors, Thorntons Solicitors.