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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Conference 2017 – Beyond Brexit

May 4, 2017
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New members boost SAMW representation

April 7, 2017

The addition of a new red meat member to SAMW has further enhanced the united representation of the Scottish processing industry, giving the sector a strong voice as the country embarks on its Brexit negotiations. The Association has also added its first venison processor to its membership, a move which strengthens the industry’s hand in [...]

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2017 Conference speakers – profiles

March 30, 2017

A strong line-up of speakers will address SAMW’s annual conference in Glasgow on April 22, tackling the event’s core theme of Beyond Brexit’ The keynote conference speech will be given by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing. First elected as MSP for Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber in 1999, he has [...]

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SAMW welcomes ‘negligible risk’ recommendation

March 2, 2017

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has welcomed the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Scientific Commission recommendation for Scotland to be recognised as an area of negligible risk for BSE. The Scientific Commission’s recommendation will now be considered by the OIE World Assembly in May. “This is the highest recommendation which is available [...]

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SAMW Brexit response

February 13, 2017

SAMW made the following statement in response to press questions, generated by Quality Meat Scotland’s latest Brexit briefing paper: SAMW said: “The challenge for Government during the next two years of Brexit negotiations is to ensure that trading routes into the EU remain open, even if that involves a certain degree of change and adjustment [...]

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