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Agribusiness News October 2022 – SAC Farm Management Handbook 2022/23

30 September 2022

The 43rd edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, crofters, rural professionals, policymakers, students and consultants.

Co-funded by the Scottish Government, the 43rd Edition of the SAC Farm Management Handbook will shortly be available to download free on the Farm Advisory Service website at

If you would like to buy a hard copy of this year’s handbook, please visit or contact us on 01835 823322 or


The handbook includes:

  • Gross margins and technical details for livestock, crop and organic enterprises.
  • Information on Direct payments (Basic Payment Scheme, Greening, Grant Schemes) and Rural Development Programmes.
  • Guidance on diversification, building and machinery costs, renewable energy, farm woodland, crofting and small farms, new entrants, finance, taxation and much more.
  • Now includes a Carbon section which highlights the main greenhouse gases in agriculture, explains how the carbon footprinting process works, identifies mitigation measures, and provides farm benchmarks.

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