Tribute: Michael Malone

December 7, 2018

Mike will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and worked with him throughout his many years as a deeply committed and loyal member of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers. One of the founding fathers of the association, his long-standing involvement in our executive board was appreciated by all the presidents he served, each [...]

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Stakeholders focus on beef from the dairy herd

November 12, 2018

Scottish red meat and dairy interests are committed to maximising the potential for beef production from the dairy herd in Scotland. Looking at the opportunities and challenges ahead for the beef sector in Scotland, stakeholders are keen to develop the role that dairy cross beef can play. NFU Scotland facilitated a recent meeting to consider [...]

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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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