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Scotland welcomes BSE progress

The granting of negligible risk status for BSE has been praised by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesales (SAMW).

Industry must work together to overcome meat fraud

The Scottish meat industry has been encouraged to make the most of the Food Crime and Incidents unit to overcome fraudulent practices.

Scottish red meat goes global

A new initiative has been designed to promote Scottish red meat on an international level.

Pig farmers pledge commitment to animal health

Scottish pig farmers have shown their loyalty to animal health and welfare by signing up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter.

Scottish Craft Butchers Fair awards top talent

The cream of Scottish butchers won recognition for their talent and innovative, high quality products at the Scottish Craft Butchers Trade Fair on 14 May.

Lead poisoning prevention scheme set to help farmers save money

A new initiative has been designed to help Scottish farmers prevent lead poisoning in their livestock.

Fergus Ewing to fight for Scotlands post-Brexit agri funds

Fergus Ewing, cabinet secretary for rural affairs and connectivity in Scotland, will fight to ensure money is available for farmers after the UK exits the European Union.

Migrant labour vital to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat sector has a significant dependence on migrant labour, a new survey has revealed.

Red meat industry careers highlighted by new poster

A new poster delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland illustrates the careers available within the Scottish red meat industry.

Scottish meat exports experience successful 2016

Exports of Scottish meat products rose by 11% in 2016.

WorldSkills butchery competition adds two new heat venues

The WorldSkills Butchery UK Competition has added two new heats this year for butchers to participate in.

Over two-thirds of Scottish retailers support local lamb, though more work to be done

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotlands Shelf Watch Survey has indicated a variance in the amount of Scottish lamb available in some of the countrys largest retailers.

Scottish red meat industry contributes 733m to GDP

The Scottish red meat industry is reported to contribute 733 million (m) to Scotlands Gross Domestic Product and 2.4 billion to total output.

Scottish prime stock prices fall year-on-year

Scottish prime stock prices in 2015 were generally lower than the previous year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Food Standards Scotland slams sensationalist beef press report

Food Standards Scotland has criticised a press report that inferior meat from Eastern Europe, Ireland and England was being imported and repacked with a premium Scottish label, calling it sensationalist.

Co-op launches Scottish bacon range

The Co-operative Scotland has introduced a new 100% Scottish Ayrshire-style bacon produced from Specially Selected Pork, available in 60 stores across the country.

Prime Scottish cattle throughputs on the rise

The pattern of prime cattle throughputs peaking in October and November looks set to continue this year.

Scottish pig industry introduces new antibiotic measures

The Scottish pig industry has introduced new measures to ensure it stays at the frontline of best practice in the use of antibiotics.

Lidl shows support for Scotch Beef

Scottish beef is receiving support from a Lidl campaign, which is being backed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland.

Scottish hill-sheep scheme launches with lower payments

The new Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSS) has launched, with payments being made at 78 per hogg head, according the Scottish branch of the National Farmers Union (NFU).

Scotlands best butcher creates Scotland in a pie

Winner of Meat Trades Journals Scottish Butchers Shop of the Year 2015, Boghall Butchers has created a pie especially to showcase Scotch Lamb PGI just in time for the Royal Highland Show, taking place from 23-26 June.

Industry builds on new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme

Several Scottish industry bodies are looking to drive uptake of the new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) before the 31 May deadline.

New appointments for Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has sworn in three new executives after the former incumbents completed their respective terms of presidency.

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers.

Butchers win Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award

Two Scottish butchers have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award.

Scottish beef industry expresses fears over government payments

The Scottish Beef Association (SBA) has said it is concerned about the prospect of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments not being made to all eligible farmers.

Convenience key to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat industry has been urged to give the consumer what they want through their products.

Avian influenza suspected in Scotland

Poultry producers in Scotland have been warned by the Scottish government to stay vigilant following a suspected case of avian influenza (AI) in Fife.

Scotch Butchers Club embraces the Christmas spirit

With Christmas around the corner, Scottish butchers are bracing for their busiest time of year.

Further investment planned for Scottish butchers

Plans for more investment in the Scottish Craft Butchers logo were outlined by Beaton Lindsay, president of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA), at its annual meeting on 25 November.

NFU Scotland requests clarification over cattle moving

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has announced it will be contacting abattoirs and processors to gain an understanding into maximum moves rules in terms of cattle.

Scottish butcher teams up with Asda

Wholesale butcher Malcolm Allan has signed a contract worth 150,000 with supermarket chain Asda.

Scotlands geographically protected meat gains attention

Italian-based Bennet group has officially been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for its continued support and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

We Hae Meat nominated for Scottish Business Award

Ayrshire meat company We Hae Meat has been nominated for a Scottish Business Award in the Family Business of the Year category.

Tesco causes fury by selling imported lamb under Scottish banner

Supermarket giant Tesco has been accused of delivering Scottish sheep farmers "a slap in the face" by selling imported lamb underneath a banner proclaiming to support Scottish sheep farmers.

Boozy bangers for Scottish butcher

A family butchers in Scotland is reaching out to a younger audience after developing a Jgermeister and Red Bull infused sausage.

Scottish government urged to support the countrys lamb production

A new scheme supporting Scottish lamb producers in Scotlands hills and uplands has opened for applications yesterday.

Midlothian supports Scotch Beef Club

Heart of Midlothian Football Club has become a member of Quality Meat Scotlands Scotch Beef Club, the first Scottish Premiership club to do so.

London to get a taste of The Highlands

The Wild Game Co is set to bring its authentic Scottish street food to Londons West End.

Scottish pig meat prices drop 17% year-on-year

The price of Scottish pig meat is down 17% on this time last year, the latest market information from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has revealed.

Aldi commits to the Scottish meat industry

Aldi has continued to encourage locally sourced meat products in its Scottish stores.

TV chef and butcher partnership raises healthy eating awareness

A partnership between Scottish Q Guild butcher S Collins & Son and Irish celebrity chef Adrian Martin has helped raise awareness of healthy eating through a cookery roadshow.

New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute.

AHDB plans Scottish tour to debate levy allocation

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to tour Scotland this summer meeting people throughout the food industry on a listening tour to discuss what its priorities should be when deciding how to spend its levy.

Scottish producers see lower costs offset by falling prices in red meat sector

Scottish livestock producers benefited from lower input costs, increased productivity and better weather conditions in 2014.

Scottish lamb industry facing challenge

The Scottish lamb industry faces a challenge to increase consumption of Lamb in the country, Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has claimed.

Not all cattle need to be tested for BVD

To reduce the level of individual testing for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), Scottish cattle owners will be able to assume that some of their livestock are free of the disease.

Haggis maker recognised for contribution to food and drink industry

The joint managing directors of Edinburgh-based haggis producer Macsweens have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to food and drink at the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

Scottish farmers receive 12m boost

Scottish farmers are set to receive a share of Scotlands 12.2m Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) refund within the next few days, it has been announced.

BVD deadline for Scottish cattle keepers

Scottish cattle keepers must have their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) statuses established or face movement restrictions, according to new guidance which comes into effect today (1 June).

Scotch beef producers face lower margins

Poor exchange rates, reduced demand and full abattoirs have conspired to force the price of Scotch beef down, leaving many Scottish prime beef producers struggling to make a margin, according to the National Farmers Union Scotland.

Scottish meat processor reports healthy performance

Scottish food processor Campbells Prime Meat has posted a strong set of financial results for 2014, with sales and profits in healthy growth.

Scottish Craft Butchers Awards winners revealed

The best haggis, pork sausages, beefburgers and savoury products in Scotland were decided upon last weekend at the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards.

QMS reports boost to Scottish Quality Assurance scheme

The Scottish meat industry has welcomed increased numbers of farmers joining Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) Quality Assurance scheme.

Scottish abattoir on course to double capacity

A multi-million pound Scottish abattoir development at the Brechin site formerly owned by AP Jess is on schedule for completion towards the end of the year, according to owner Quality Pork Limited (QPL).

Scottish beef farmers urged to remain positive

The over-supply of cattle in Scotland has been described as a short-term blip by president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Alan McNaughton.

Asda apologises for lamb gaffe

Asda has apologised for mis-labelling imported lamb as British, after a customer uncovered a New Zealand health stamp on her joint.

Scottish butchers strikes burger deal with Tesco

Perthshires Simon Howie butchers will launch its steak burgers into 51 Scottish Tesco stores next week.

Scottish food safety body takes the reins from FSA

Stand-alone organisation Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has taken over the functions of the Food Standards Agency in the Scottish market as of yesterday (1 April).

Scottish food standards body gets ready for launch

The new Food Standards Scotland (FSS) the Scottish arm of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has moved into its new home in Pilgrim House, Aberdeen.

Carrier bag advice for Scottish butchers

New advice for Scottish butchers on charging for carrier bags has just been issued by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA).

Scots prepare for US inspections on red meat plants

Scotch beef could soon be exported to the US for the first time in 25 years if American food safety inspectors clear the product.

SAMW points to focus for Scottish meat industry in 2015

Optimising the Beef 2020 and the Food Standards Scotland (FSS) facility should be the focus for the Scottish meat industry this year, according to an industry body.

Warm and Tasty campaign offers surprise pies

A Glasgow postman received a surprise delivery from TV presenter Carol Smillie this week as part of the Warm and Tasty pie campaign.

Scottish food and drink Oscars open for entry

Businesses are being urged to enter this years Scottish Food & Drink Oscars, which has been officially opened by broadcaster Kaye Adams.

Reorganisation sets Scottish meat firm on path for future

Scottish meat wholesaler AP Jess has reported stronger results following the sale of its Brechin pig processing facility in October 2014.

Meat body reflects on 'crunch' year for Scottish industry

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has reflected on what it called a crunch year for the Scottish meat industry.

Perth butcher steps up to head Scottish federation

A Perth butcher has been appointed president of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA).

Scottish meat company to triple production site

Scottish meat firm, We Hae Meat, has announced plans to triple the size of its site in Ayrshire, opening up jobs for local people.

Bright future for red meat, says QMS boss

There are a number of signs that point to an encouraging future for the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Tulip joins forces with Scottish pig producers in new initiative

Tulip and Scottish pork producers have taken control of a Scottish processing plant as part of a new collaboration said to be fantastic news for the Scottish pig industry.

QMS boss emphasises importance of Scotch meat quality assurance

Maintaining the integrity of the Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb labels is crucial to ensuring the long-term profitability of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive.

CAP front-loading payments for beef farmers dismissed

Scottish beef farmers are disappointed that payments under the Beef Calf Scheme will not be front-loaded as originally suggested by the Scottish Government.

Scottish meat body shows charity support

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has announced it has donated 8,000 to three UK charities.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful Wham bam thank you lamb campaign.

Scottish industry reacts to referendum outcome

Scotlands farming and meat bodies have reacted to the independence referendum result by urging their sectors to embrace the decision and drive growth.

Scottish union turns to CMA over chicken market plight

The National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on the governments Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) to investigate the Scottish chicken market after the recent termination of a number of producers contracts.

Devastating blow for Scotlands chicken industry

The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt a devastating blow after contracts with four free-range producers were terminated, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).

Scottish beef action plan revealed

The Beef 2020 report, a Scottish beef industry action plan, has been unveiled to facilitate sustainable and long-term beef production growth.

Scottish union voices concern on retailers lamb policy

The National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has criticised some major retailers for not stocking enough Scottish and British lamb.

QMS enlists help of beauty queen for latest lamb campaign

With the help of Miss Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new Scotch Lamb campaign which aims to reach 90% of Scottish adults.

Commonwealth Games gives boost to haggis

Haggis has been the real winner of the Commonwealth Games, according to Tesco, which has seen increased sales of Scottish products.

Scottish bodies join forces on lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced it will work in partnership with other Scottish bodies to help further promote Scotch Lamb.

Campbells new haggis set to fill market gap

A new haggis was launched yesterday (19 June) at the Royal Highland Show by Campbells Prime Meat which fills a gap in the market, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Scottish bodies tackle Johnes disease in cattle

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Skills Development Scheme will run a series of workshops for farmers on the best practice to avoid the spread of Johnes disease in cattle.

Defra backs 13% coupled support for Scotland

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has welcomed news that the Scottish government could gain coupled support up to 13%.

Scottish farm shop makes most of apprenticeship scheme

Kilnford Farm Shop, near Dumfries, has celebrated Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2014 (19-23 May) by taking another trainee on a Modern Apprenticeship in Meat and Poultry Processing.

BVA calls for clarity on future regulations in Scotland

The British Veterinarian Association (BVA) expressed frustration over Scottish independence and outlined views on non-stun slaughter at its annual Scottish conference.

Butchers triumph at Scottish burger and BBQ awards

Two butchers picked up Diamond prizes at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards evaluations for speciality burgers and BBQ products.

QMS recommends fertility tests for bulls

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is urging Scottish suckler herd farmers to think about a Bull MOT to ensure cows can reproduce next spring.

Scottish meat producers set sights on Sweden

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has reported possible opportunities for Scotch Beef and Lamb after a Swedish food event.

Scottish pupils to compete on Commonwealth Burger

Scottish pupils have been invited to create a special burger for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow this summer

NFUS identifies improved labelling on Scottish meat

ScotchWatch, NFU Scotlands (NFUS) ongoing examination of the amount of Scottish meat labelled as Scottish in supermarkets north of the border, has highlighted some positive developments.

HCC reveals fall in beef prices

According to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), an increase in the UKs supply of prime cattle and an uplift in imports, alongside subdued consumer demand, have caused a fall in beef prices in recent months.

Scottish farmers union meets with upcoming Sainsburys boss

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has met with future Sainsburys CEO Mike Coupe, where he pledged the retailers commitment to British produce.

Scottish programme reduces salt in butchers bangers

A reformulation programme from The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) has reduced salt in seasonings for the butchery trade, to help create healthier products.

Prices up 6% for prime sheep in Scotland

The price that Scottish producers are receiving for prime sheep at auction continue to hold at 6% up on this time last year, according to the latest data from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Devro announces decline in pre-tax profits

Scottish manufacturer of collagen sausage casings Devro has revealed pre-tax profit fell 4.5% to 37.5m for the full year ended 31 December 2013.

Scottish pie campaign launched

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has developed a new campaign to encourage people to warm up and beat the winter blues with meat pies.

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