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If you asked pilot Paul Greer a year ago what life would look like in 12 months, he would never have imagined he’d be embarking on a new career as an apprentice butcher.

In celebration of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Quality Meat Scotland is encouraging farmers to support pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programmes, which are important vehicles to steer young people onto agriculture’s career path.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is encouraging farmers to continue engaging and sharing the positive conversations around Scotland’s red meat industry, with recent data from Kantar, analysed by QMS, revealing that 912,000 more retail meat purchases were made in Scotland in the four weeks to 24 January 21 vs the same period last year.

Scottish prime cattle prices at price reporting abattoirs have drifted lower over the past month but remain historically high for this time of year with an increase of around 10% compared to 2020, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

The Scottish Red Meat Resilience Group has responded in strong opposition to the recommendations in both the DEFRA and Scottish Government consultations on Welfare of Animals at Transport, which closes for submissions this week.

'MEAT Your Supply Chain'

Market Commentary 19/02/21

The Scotch Butchers Club, managed by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has launched a new website as part of their new strategy to position independent butchers as ‘Champions of Scotch’.