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Results from the Scottish Government’s June Agricultural Census indicate that high producer confidence levels in autumn 2020 helped support an increase in breeding ewes for the current season.

Time to prioritise as COP26 arrives in Scotland

By Kate Rowell, Chair, Quality Meat Scotland

Commenting on her appointment to the UK Government Trade and Agriculture Commission, Quality Meat Scotland Chair Kate Rowell, says:

Commenting on the recent trade deal between the UK and New Zealand, Quality Meat Scotland Chief Executive, Alan Clarke, says:

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) today launches its six-part COP26 podcast series to bring together voices from across the industry to discuss what the red meat sector is and can be doing to positively influence the outcomes of the two-week conference

In support of pig producers in Scotland and England, the two meat levy bodies have today announced a pork levy holiday during November 2021.

Seasonal supply of livestock is expected to rise in the final quarter due to increased demand over the winter, but the current labour shortages in the red meat processing and transport sectors continue to remain a concern. This is according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) have collaborated in the lead up to COP26 on a new myth-busting toolkit to empower farmers to kick-start positive conversations around red meat.