15th December 2020

New resource from QMS to support farmers during Brexit

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new practical Brexit resource to help farmers and members of the red meat supply chain navigate the changes to their business and prepare as best they can for a no deal or managed exit.

Preparing for Brexit, which is available to view on the QMS website, contains key information for farmers and processors on business planning and resilience grants, farm support and subsidies, livestock movements to the EU and Northern Ireland, and employees and labour.

Featuring answers to the most frequently asked questions surrounding Brexit, the aim is to help farmers identify areas of their business that may benefit from additional attention in the lead up to the transition.

Sarah Millar, Director of External Affairs for QMS, said: “There is still uncertainty surrounding the Brexit trade negotiations and the impact this will have on businesses within the red meat supply chain.

“I would strongly encourage that farmers speak to key stakeholders within their business – such as their buyer, agent or auctioneer – well in advance to ensure that both parties can plan their trade accordingly, helping to mitigate of the impact of Brexit within the supply chain.”

The resource is part of a wider initiative by QMS which aims to support livestock businesses across Scotland to improve their adaptability, productivity and profitability.


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