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14 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Iconic Scotch Beef Sector Under Cosh
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s iconic beef producers are under the cosh as prices fall to a three-year low. ...
View news from United Kingdom QMS Set to Inspire Royal Highland Show Visitors
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) will be pulling out all the stops next week to make the most of the opportunity the Royal Highland Show offers to showcase the Scottish red meat industry and its brands....
13 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom New Independent Climate Change Inquiry in Scotland to Map Positive Path for Farming, Food Production
SCOTLAND, UK - A new Independent Climate Change Inquiry is to explore how a low carbon landscape can support a bright future for farming and food. ...
View news from United Kingdom QMS Speaks on Importance of Making School Food Healthier
SCOTLAND, UK - Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has emphasised the importance of a balanced diet for children and people of all age groups....
12 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef in Spotlight for Father's Day
SCOTLAND, UK - A new promotion launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is set to be seen by an audience of one million ahead of Father’s Day (16 June 2019)....
07 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
06 June 2019
View news from United Kingdom Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
29 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
24 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef Pairing Shows True Scottish Spirit
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotch Beef PGI has teamed up with Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky and leading Aberdeen chef Kevin Dalgleish on a recipe that showcases the true spirit of Scotland....
22 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Adding Value Key to Scottish Livestock Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - The importance of adding value to Scottish beef and lamb was the key message when NFU Scotland’s Livestock Committee visited the Scotbeef processing site in Queenslie, Glasgow yesterday (21 May)....
20 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
17 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Calls for Increased Mental Health Support for Farmers
UK - Mental health support for rural areas will become ever more important as the farming industry comes up against some of its greatest challenges, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has said....
15 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Industry Urged to Back 'Meat with Integrity' Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - People who work in Scotland’s beef, lamb and pork industry are being urged to take part in a brand new "Meat with Integrity" marketing and public relations campaign being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) in the coming months....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
09 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
03 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 May 2019
View news from United Kingdom Spot Checks Pilot Adds Weight to Quality Assurance Standards
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisations which represent Scotland’s cattle and sheep farmers are backing a move by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to pilot a spot checks visits programme as part of its Cattle and Sheep Quality Assurance Scheme. ...
29 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Farm Events Aim to Increase Pasture Profitability
UK - Three beef and lamb producers involved in the GrassCheckGB project will host grassland management events in May to share knowledge and help others increase profits from their pastures....
25 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Bew Review Must Deliver for Scotland on Convergence
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has repeated its position that Scotland’s farm funding shortfall of almost £190 million must be addressed in the current Review of Intra-UK Allocation of Domestic Farm Funding, being led by Lord Bew....
24 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Leading Scottish Bloggers Champion Scotch Beef
SCOTLAND, UK - Three Scottish bloggers have taken part in an interactive cookery demonstration with leading Scottish Chef Andrew Doherty as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s 'Know Your Beef' campaign....
19 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Survey Reveals Scots Support Farming, Being Misled About Red Meat
SCOTLAND, UK - Almost two thirds (64 percent) of Scots are concerned about the impact of veganism on Scotland’s farming industry, according to the results of a new *survey carried out by Censuswide....
18 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom QMS Responds to Cancer Report
UK - Responding to the results of a study published this week and part-funded by Cancer Research UK, Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said it was important to recognise there is no consistent evidence that red meat, or any...
17 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Even Moderate Red, Processed Meat Eaters at Risk of Bowel Cancer, Says Cancer Research UK
UK - People who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer....
09 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
08 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Prime Cattle Market Showing Early Signs of Recovery
UK - Prime cattle prices in the UK have seen a modest lift over the past week, although they are still markedly lower than this time last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
05 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom Scotch Beef Hits the Big Screen
SCOTLAND, UK - Cinema goers across Scotland will have the chance to see Quality Meat Scotland’s powerful Scotch Beef PGI TV advert as it hits the big screen from next week....
02 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
27 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Urges Chancellor to Act Now to Revise No-Deal Applied Tariffs
UK - Last week, the UK farming unions joined NFU Scotland in writing to Chancellor Philip Hammond warning that the recent UK applied tariff policy announcement is another example of how British farming will be damaged by a no-deal Brexit....
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