Government urged to commit to industry post-Brexit

May 8, 2018

NFU Scotland yesterday met with the SAMW to discuss the need for stability and profitability for the Scottish livestock sector going forward. The meeting followed the SAMW Annual Conference in April at which there was concern over declining livestock numbers in Scotland. With total abattoir throughput in overall decline in recent years, and continued challenges [...]

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2018 Conference – Brexit Now

May 2, 2018
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President targets Brexit and livestock numbers

April 23, 2018

The urgent need for ‘Brexit Now’ certainty and a call for combined government and industry action to reverse the decline in livestock numbers were the dominant issues tackled by SAMW president, Frank Clark, during his address to the Association’s annual conference in Glasgow on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Tell us NOW! Responding to the conference [...]

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Presentation to Ian Anderson

April 23, 2018
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2018 Conference – Brexit Now

April 17, 2018

A strong line-up of speakers will address SAMW’s annual conference in Glasgow on April 21, tackling the event’s core theme of Brexit Now. “Almost two years on from the EU referendum, it’s time to take stock of developments and consider the implications for the red meat processing sector,” said SAMW president, Frank Clark. “Key ‘Brexit [...]

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Sponsors – new & old

April 17, 2018

Seven new sponsors will be involved in this year’s annual SAMW conference and dinner in Glasgow on April 21, alongside 14 companies who have given valued support to the association over many years. The newcomers are: University of Bristol Vet School, Dalziel Group, Levy & McRae, Margaret Hodge Recruitment, Merit Projects, Robert Burns and UV- [...]

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New Year Lunch – 2018

January 23, 2018
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What we really need in 2018 is livestock, livestock, livestock

January 1, 2018

Scotland’s red meat industry mantra heading into 2018 is ‘livestock, livestock, livestock’ a simple and direct request which has hinted at being met in recent years but remains frustratingly out of reach as the old year comes to an end and a new one begins. “Just as house buyers are encouraged to think ‘location, location, [...]

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Three charities share £9000 support from SAMW

November 9, 2017

Three charities have shared gift support totalling £9,000 from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, drawing on funds raised during a charity auction at the Association’s 2017 conference and dinner, held in Glasgow. “It’s always a privilege to be able to distribute the generous contributions made by association members and guests to such deserving causes,” [...]

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SAMW appoints new Executive Manager

October 30, 2017

Martin Morgan, former head of livestock policy for the Scottish Government, has been appointed as SAMW’s new Executive Manager, replacing Ian Anderson who is retiring after 10 years in the post. Having joined the Scottish Office in 1977, Martin comes to SAMW with extensive experience of red meat issues, including working on meat hygiene legislation [...]

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