Quality Meat Scotland's Cattle & Sheep Scheme Standards are an important part of our Quality Assurance Scheme, the longest established scheme of its kind in the world.
In 2022, we completed a full overview of these standards with key changes including a new environmental section, highlighting sustainability within the standards, as well as an annual Health and Welfare review.
The standards are seen as an increasingly important part of the Cattle & Sheep Assurance Scheme which provides reassurance to consumers of provenance, highest standards of production, animal welfare and wellbeing to ensure that Scotch and Specially Selected products always deliver a quality eating experience.
At a time when the population is still increasing, it is essential that livestock rearing continues to ensure that land can be used effectively.
Our quality assured livestock farms produce the finest nutrient-rich red meat for us to eat – and to do so sustainably.
Let us take you on a journey into what makes Scotch Beef, Lamb and Pork so special, and how we produce such high-quality meat that’s renowned and enjoyed worldwide.