Date lodged: 10 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) improve stability and (b) encourage exports in the livestock sector.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 1 December 2016
We continue to work on emerging markets out with the EU, including USA and China, where we are at the forefront among EU countries in terms of beef negotiations. Quality Meat Scotland are also supporting the Scottish red meat industry in diversifying their export portfolio outside the EU.