Importers rewarded for commitment to Scottish red meat industry
Oct16

Importers rewarded for commitment to Scottish red meat industry

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has recognised two importers for their long-term commitment to the Scottish red meat industry. Rauch, a Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI importer from Germany, and Netherlands-based Scottish beef importer Zandbergen, received the awards from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP during a reception on the QMS stand in Anuga, one of the world’s most influential food...

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Scotch Beef back on menu in Japan
Oct15

Scotch Beef back on menu in Japan

Scotch Beef PGI, is back on the menu in Japan for the first time in over 20 years. An order of Scotch Beef PGI, supplied by West Lothian-based processor AK Stoddart’s, reached Japanese shores and its arrival was celebrated at an official showcase event in Japan as part of the Rugby World Cup celebrations. The event, organised by Scottish Development International and supported by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), took place at the New...

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NFU presidents meet with Farming Minister
Oct01

NFU presidents meet with Farming Minister

Following the meeting between Farming Minister George Eustice and NFU and NFU Cymru presidents, Minette Batters and John Davies, Mrs Batters said: “I was pleased that we were able to lay out the concerns of beef producers who are experiencing very low prices, with little prospect of the market improving any time soon. “The Minister was very receptive, we discussed the root cause of the crisis and together we developed ideas for how...

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Rhug Estate welcomes Far East distributor to visit farm
Sep30

Rhug Estate welcomes Far East distributor to visit farm

Rhug Estate recently welcomed Jacques Boissier, the managing director of Classic Fine Foods in Hong Kong, to its farm. Classic Fine Foods are the main distributors of Rhug Estate’s  organic meat in Hong Kong and Macau. Rhug Estate, through Classic Fine Foods, has been supplying many of the top restaurants and hotels in Hong Kong since 2007 with organic lamb, salt marsh lamb, beef, chicken and game reared on the estate. Rhug also...

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Welsh meat industry looks to capitalise on rugby exploits in Japan
Sep27

Welsh meat industry looks to capitalise on rugby exploits in Japan

Taking advantage of opportunities to score points is key in the big games in the Rugby World Cup. While that message will be emphasised by Wales’s coaches, the nation’s red meat industry is also keen to take advantage of the high profile given to Wales in Japan by the massive sporting showcase. Japan is a market which has only just opened to PGI Welsh Beef and PGI Welsh Lamb. Historic import restrictions on UK red meat were lifted in...

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Cross-industry forum discusses beef prices
Sep26

Cross-industry forum discusses beef prices

Key organisations from the beef industry in Wales came together to discuss the continuing low prices that are causing increasing concern and distress for farmers. Representatives from Welsh Government, processors’ bodies, the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and farmers’ unions met at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells to analyse the market situation and discuss responses to...

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