Lamb with Field Cred
Scotch Lamb PGI takes its quality and characteristics from a stress-free life grazing on the Scottish hills.
PGI stands for Protected Geographical Indication. It’s an EU scheme to protect and promote high quality traditional and regional food products unique to a geographical area. Scotch Lamb has long held this coveted PGI status.
Scotch Lamb PGI is only sourced from selected Scottish farms that adopt best practice regarding animal welfare and production methods. When you see the PGI badge with the Scotch Lamb logo, you can be confident that all lamb 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 local and quality assured lamb.
For further information on our standards, please visit, www.qmscotland.co.uk
Over 80% of Scottish farmland is not suitable for growing cereals and vegetables but ideal for beef and lamb production. Our farmers follow certain practices to help them farm sustainably and produce the highest quality Scotch Lamb.
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 (Source: Scottish Natural Heritage). Grass grazed by livestock captures carbon dioxide from the air and stores it in the soil.
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.