Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland, welcomed today’s announcement.
“Today’s news will be well received by the red meat industry following a period of unwelcome uncertainty.
“The commitment which is being shown by 2 Sisters Food Group gives a clear signal of confidence to those operating in our industry and augers well for the future.
“This announcement is a further building block in a period of restructuring for our processing sector which I am confident will underpin the long-term sustainability of our industry and its world-renowned brands – Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork.
“However, to ensure profitability in each link of the supply chain it remains vital we maintain critical mass in our Scottish livestock industry.”