Beef with Field Cred
Scotch Beef is always traceable, local and quality assured. You can be sure when you buy Scotch Beef PGI that is the genuine article.
PGI stands for Protected Geographical Indication. It’s an EU scheme to protect and promote a high quality traditional and regional food product unique to a geographic area. Scotch Beef has long held this coveted PGI status. It is only sourced from selected Scottish farms that adopt best practice regarding animal welfare and production methods. When you see the PGI badge with Scotch Beef logo, you can be confident that all cattle were born, reared and processed in Scotland and hold whole life quality assurance.
Our farmers, butchers and chefs are the linchpin when it comes to producing always traceable, local and quality assured beef.
For further information on our standards, please visit, www.qmscotland.co.uk
Our farmers follow certain practices to help them farm sustainably and produce the highest quality Scotch Beef.
Production plays an important part in sustaining the diverse landscape for which Scotland is famed. Scotland’s hill livestock farmers typically farm both cattle and sheep, a mixed grazing system which benefits landscape biodiversity.
Farming also plays an important part in social sustainability with over 50,000 jobs depending on the Scottish red meat industry, often in fragile rural communities. Scottish livestock farms typically remain in the same family, allowing farming skills to be passed down through generations. This includes invaluable knowledge of the terrain and conditions, as well as animal care skills. Livestock production has played a key role in Scotland’s social heritage for centuries, with cattle farming remaining at the heart of rural communities throughout the country.