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Agribusiness News January 2024: A spotlight oil outlook and energy transition, global market trends and the new Scottish Budget & financial update

Along with our regular monthly updates on policy briefs, arable, beef, sheep and milk, In this edition we are also bringing you a sector overviews on oil outlook and energy transition. We will also be bringing you news on global market trends and the new Scottish Budget and financial update.

Show Notes 

00.48:-News in Brief
01.57:-Policy Briefs – Roundup of 2023 policies & bills, changes to 2024 AECS
08.31:-Arable – Record high global production in 2023, distilling capacity increases
14.35:-Beef – Reduced availability and calf crop going into 2024
19.08:-Sheep – Strong export outlook, competition with Australia
22.37:- Sector Focus – Oil outlook & energy transition
27.49 :-Milk – Markets push prices down, like supply; 2024 optimism
34.38:- Global Trends – Markets slowly recovering from pandemic and conflict disruption
46.40:- Management Matters – New Scottish budget & financial update

FAS Resources

Agribusiness News January 2024 | Information helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Other Links:

Hunting with Dogs (Scotland) 2023 Bill

New definition for TB isolation

TB Compensation

Asulam (Asulox)

Preparing for Sustainable Farming  PSF

Animal Health and Welfare Scheme

Windsor Framework

Home Office Control of Poisons and Explosives Precursors Regulations 2023

Short-Term Lets Licence

‘Rent a Room Scheme’.

Wildlife Management and Muirburn (Scotland) Bill

Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Act

Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Agri-Environment Climate Scheme

Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Act

Agricultural Reform Route Map

Farm Management Handbook Publication

Farm Management Handbook –  or contact us on 01835 823322  or


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