Ensuring Sustainability

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.

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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.

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High standards

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.

Carbon Footprint

At a time when the population is still increasing, it is essential that livestock rearing continues to ensure that land can be used effectively.

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Sustainability in Action

Our quality assured livestock farms produce the finest nutrient-rich red meat for us to eat – and to do so sustainably.

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What's The Scotch Difference?

Let us take you on a journey into what makes Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork so special, and how we produce such high-quality meat renowned and enjoyed worldwide.