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Innovation for Agriculture

Innovation for Agriculture connects farmers with farming research.

We work with leading agricultural researchers, businesses, landowners, and farmers to develop the knowledge and technologies that will make modern farming more sustainable, resilient, and productive.

Through practical and interactive workshops, farm walks, and on-farm demonstrations, we help farmers to put this knowledge into practice.

Quality Meat Scotland

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is the public body responsible for promoting the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands in the UK and abroad. QMS also helps the Scottish red meat sector improve its sustainability, efficiency and profitability and maximise its contribution to Scotland’s economy. The quality assurance schemes run by QMS cover more than 90% of livestock farmed for red meat in Scotland.

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC)

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) – is the industry-led organisation responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of Welsh red meat.

It develops and strengthens business opportunities for Welsh red meat producers and processors, undertaking regular promotional programmes alongside exporters, retailers, and foodservice operators. HCC also undertakes research and development, shares information and supports training to improve quality, increase cost-effectiveness and add value to Welsh red meat products.

British Trout Association

The British Trout Association was set up in 1983 and represents in the region of 80% of trout production in the UK. It has over 100 members made up of trout farmers, feed suppliers and a number of aquacultural academics. The Association is entirely funded by trout farmers and feed suppliers and receives no direct funding from the Government.

The British Trout Association Ltd (BTA) represents the UK trout farming industry and aims to provide a legislative framework for the industry, to support research and development and to promote marketing activities within the industry.

British Meat Processors’ Association

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is the leading trade association in the meat and meat products sector in the British food industry.

It represents businesses big and small, from smaller progressive abattoir businesses supplying local customers to large consumer brand owners. Members supply branded and retailer own-label meat and meat products across a range of different meat species and foods.

Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO)

The Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) represents salmon farming in Scotland.  It is at the centre of salmon farming’s industry-wide initiatives and public communication, acting as a trusted source of information, a strong industry voice and a focus through which industry leadership and objectives can be channelled.  The SSPO plays a central role in representing the industry on political, regulatory, media and technical issues in Scotland, the UK, EU and internationally.


Established in 2005, it works to promote the responsible use of medicines in animals in the EU (medicines as defined in Directive 2001/82/EC as amended by Directive 2004/28/EC) in order to maintain efficacy and both prevent and minimise adverse reactions.

Food Standard Agency

The Food Standard Agency is an independent government department responsible for food safety and hygiene across the UK. We work with businesses to help them produce safe food, and with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations.

British Egg Industry Council (BEIC)

The BEIC is the inter-professional organisation that represents the interests of the UK egg industry. Its members are 11 trade associations involved in breeding, hatching, rearing, laying, packing, egg processing and marketing.

Set up in 1986, the principal function of the BEIC is to represent the interests of its Members (the UK egg industry) in discussions with Government, MPs, the European Commission, European Parliament, and other bodies. The British Egg Information Service (BEIS) was set up by the BEIC to provide information and answer questions about eggs, as well as to promote the benefits of Lion eggs. BEIC also finances research and development. BEIC is recognised by Government and Parliament as the representative voice of the UK egg industry.

BEIC also owns the Lion Quality Trade Mark and administers the Lion Quality scheme for eggs (some 90% of egg output in the UK). The Lion Code of Practice sets higher standards of both hygiene and animal welfare than is currently required by UK or EU law

National Sheep Association (NSA)

National Sheep Association (NSA) is an organisation that represents the views and interests of sheep producers throughout the UK. It is funded by its membership of sheep farmers and its activities involve it in every aspect of the sheep industry.

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