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Our publications are produced to communicate with producers, processors and industry stakeholders on a wide range of subjects.

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  • Market Report - October 2018

    The latest update from the QMS economics team on the cattle, sheep and pig markets.

  • Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland - 2018 Edition

    This publication summaries the results of a survey of Scottish beef and sheep producers during the 2017 calf and lamb crop year

  • High Performing Beef and Sheep Farms Report 2018

    QMS, AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) have commissioned a report “The characteristics of high performing beef and sheep farms in Great Britain” that  breaks down the variations between the best performing farms and other farm businesses.

  • QMS Livestock + Autumn 2018 Edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • The Red Meat Sector Operating Environment July 2018

    A review and outlook of the economic conditions affecting the Scottish red meat sector and a review and outlook for red meat supplies.

  • A Strategy for Scotland’s pig industry
    The development of this strategy has been led by Scottish Pig
    Producers, supported by the teams at Quality Meat Scotland,
    SAOS and Scotland Food & Drink. However, its contents have
    been formed by wide input from pig producers, processors
    and other key partners across Scotland.
  • The Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile 2018

    This publication is packed with stats about the different parts of the Scottish red meat industry which contributes over £2 billion to Scotland's economy.

  • QMS Business Strategy 2018-2023
    This short document aims to clearly communicate Quality Meat
    Scotland’s strategic priorities for the period from 2018/19 to
    2022/23.
  • QMS Livestock + Spring Summer 2018 Edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • The Red Meat Sector Operating Environment January 2018

    A review and outlook of the economic conditions affecting the Scottish red meat sector and a review and outlook for red meat supplies.

  • QMS Livestock + Winter 2017/2018 Edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • QMS Annual Review 2016-17

    A review of the 2016/2017 year and the activities of QMS to help shape a sustainable and prospering Scottish red meat industry

  • Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability in Scotland - 2017 Edition

    This publication summaries the results of a survey of Scottish beef and sheep producers during the 2016 calf and lamb crop year

  • Worm Control in Sheep

    This guide is designed to help farmers develop a worm control plan and minimise the potential build-up of anthelmintic resistance on their farms and has been produced by QMS in collaboration with AHDB Beef & Lamb and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales

  • QMS Cow Nutrition Timeline Poster

    The cow nutrition timeline poster highlights target body condition scores throughout the year for spring-calving suckler cows. It also identifies the periods of high and low nutritional demand and emphasises the value in matching nutritional demand with grass supply to help keep costs low.

  • QMS Ewe Nutrition Timeline Poster

    This ewe nutrition timeline is designed to help farmers understand the nutritional requirements of their ewes throughout the year, and use condition scoring to ensure that requirements are being met.

  • QMS Livestock + Autumn 2017 edition

    Magazine highlighting the latest news from QMS, forthcoming events and best practice in Scottish livestock farms

  • Guide to Improving Suckler Herd Fertility

    This publication has both farmer case studies and on farm practical measures that can be taken to help with improving reproductive performance in suckler herds.

  • The Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile 2017

    This publication is packed with stats about the different parts of the Scottish red meat industry which contributes over £2 billion to Scotland's economy.

  • Migrant labour and the Scottish red meat sector - a Brexit discussion paper
    Migrant labour and the Scottish red meat sector -
    a Brexit discussion paper

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