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Following the suspension of all face-to-face assessments of its quality assurance schemes due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), in conjunction with Lloyds Register, has developed a remote assessment tool which will launch next week (14 April 2020).

With Easter set to be very different from usual for many families in Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has partnered with the Daily Record and Sunday Mail to help readers experience “Easter with a Difference” by providing recipe inspiration for its top-quality Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI brands.

Cattle farmers should ensure their approach to treating youngstock for roundworms (Ostertagia and Cooperia) is sustainable, so that resistance to products does not develop in the same way as it has in sheep, says Westpoint farm vet Emily Francis based in Winchester.

Being part of the North-East Pig Monitor Farm Programme has brought huge successes for Aberdeenshire farmer Patrick Stephen. Over the last four years, the farm has made significant changes in key areas that have impacted on business profitability and sustainability by trialling new practices and technology.

With farmers fast approaching peak lambing and calving season and their focus primarily on the nutrition and welfare of their livestock, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is encouraging farming families to get creative in the kitchen to boost their own well-being during this demanding time.


Spanning topics from calving to cropping and lambing to planting, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new video farm diary series to connect country kids with their city counterparts, supporting home schooling during lockdown.

Improved grassland performance, combined with technology and a change in breed policy, has helped raise farm output and profitability at Girtridge Farm, Kilmarnock.


With COVID-19 recognised as the biggest challenge our country has faced in peacetime, its impact has been considerable and it has destabilised the market, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).