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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BSE negligible-risk cattle checker

October 30, 2017

A new automated checking system to recognise the eligibility of Scottish cattle as having a minimal risk of BSE has been introduced. The new system comes just months after Scotland achieved the lowest possible risk status level – negligible – for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), in July 2017. Commissioned by the Scottish Government and developed [...]

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Memorial: John Scott

October 30, 2017

Born: April 20, 1934 Died: April 21, 2017 John Scott was born at home at Barr farm, Skelmorlie on 20th April 1934, the second of three children to James and Elspeth Scott. He attended Skelmorlie Primary and Largs High Schools, was an active member of the Boy Scouts and when he left school at 16 [...]

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SAMW welcomes OIE granting of negligible risk status for BSE

May 26, 2017

The successful granting to Scotland of negligible risk status for BSE, approved today (Thursday, May 25) by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission, has been welcomed by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) as a vitally important step for the whole Scottish red meat industry. “Scotland has lived with BSE since [...]

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