4th November 2013

QMS comment on re-opening of US market to EU beef

Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) said: “The re-opening of this valuable market sends a further clear message to the Scotch Beef industry of the growing global opportunities that exist for our high quality products.

“This is a welcome further boost to confidence and underlines the strong and positive growth in demand which we have seen over recent months and years for beef of high quality and provenance.

“The greatest threat facing the sector remains the availability of stock to take full advantage of these opportunities, and I would reiterate my encouragement to Scotland’s livestock farmers to increase production in an effort to meet the demand.”

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