Comment on BSE case

October 18, 2018

Martin Morgan, Executive Manager, Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, said: “Today’s announcement is clearly disappointing for the whole Scottish beef industry. While this one isolated case does not pose any health risks, it returns our international trading status in relation to BSE to controlled risk (CR), the same ranking as already applies in England and [...]

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Four charities share £12000 from SAMW

October 4, 2018

Gift support totalling £12,000 has been presented by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers to four charities, drawing on the proceeds of a fund-raising auction at the Association’s 2018 conference and dinner, held in Glasgow. “Thanks to the generous contributions made by association members and guests, we’re delighted to once again be able to support [...]

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RASBI certificate

October 4, 2018
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Iconic Scotch Beef Supplies Under Threat

July 26, 2018

Beef farming sector writes to Cabinet Secretary Scottish beef industry representatives have written jointly to Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing raising their concerns about the prospects for the Scottish suckler beef herd. Considering the reduction in cattle numbers over the last decade and more, NFU Scotland, the Scottish Beef Association (SBA) and [...]

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Action not words needed to tackle farm output stagnation

June 19, 2018

Tackling the stagnation of Scottish farm productivity needs prompt action, not more words or further industry analysis, says the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW). “The Royal Highland Show has often been the launch-pad for new farming initiatives but this week’s event needs instead to be a dynamic launch-pad for decisive and positive action,” said [...]

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May 14, 2018
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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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