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The new Scotland-based RamCompare farm has been named by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) as the project seeks to drive faster rates of genetic improvement in the UK sheep industry.

The finalists for the AgriScot Scotch Beef and Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year were announced today, 18 January, with all sharing a common enthusiasm to improve productivity and efficiency.

In the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), it details that an increased carryover of hoggs could provide an opportunity for domestic production to boost its retail market share this Easter.

In a bid to tackle Scotland’s obesity epidemic and educate the next generation of consumers, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has delivered 322 ‘meat vouchers’ to schools across Scotland, a figure which tops that of previous years.

As we enter 2022, the Scottish red meat supply chain is continuing to address a number of challenges beyond the control of the producer.

When the Peeblesshire bells chimed on New Year’s Eve to mark the entry of 2021, I, like so many of us, had high hopes for what the year would hold. And while it hasn’t been easy, nor the return to normal that we had all wished for, I plan to focus on the positives as we look toward 2022.


To raise industry confidence in the lead up to January, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has released the second edition of its toolkit ‘Having positive conversations about red meat’ in collaboration with AHDB and HCC.