Whole chain assurance underpins the integrity of the QMS premium brands and provides reassurance to consumers of provenance, highest standards of production, animal welfare and well-being, to deliver a quality eating experience.
To support farmers and producers to continue to meet the increasing demands of whole chain assurance, we also manage and deliver a wide range of industry development projects addressing universal and specialist issues concerned with breeding, health and welfare, nutrition and farm business management.
The QMS Cattle & Sheep Assurance Scheme is the longest-established scheme of its kind in the world.
The QMS Pig Assurance Scheme is one of the most respected schemes of its kind.
The QMS Auction Market and Collection Centre Scheme is an essential element in the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) ‘whole chain’ consumer assurance programme.
The Haulage Assurance Scheme is an essential element in the Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) ‘whole chain’ consumer assurance programme.
The Feeds Assurance Scheme is another essential element in the ‘whole chain’ consumer assurance programme.
Only approved members can process cattle, sheep and pigs which are destined for the Scotch Beef UKGI, Scotch Lamb UKGI and Specially Selected Pork brands.
Learn more about our whole chain assurance schemes.
Our whole chain assurance scheme means only animals born and reared in Scotland that meet our stringent assurance standards are eligible to be classed as Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.