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September 2023: A spotlight on bull fertility, buffalo farming, alternative energy and decision grade data from nature tech


Along with our regular monthly updates on policy briefs, arable, beef, sheep and milk, In this edition we are also bringing you 2 sector overviews on bull fertility and buffalo farming. We will also be bringing you news on alternative energy and decision grade data from nature tech.

Show Notes 

00.48.:- News in Brief

02.19:- Policy Briefs – Fertiliser purchases, wildlife management & animal health & welfare support

07.31:- Arable – Struggles with quality following patchy summer.

13.17:- Beef – Margins remain tight as prices fall.

16.46:- Sheep – Competitive pricing from Auz and NZ

20.06:- Sector Focus – Bull fertility

25.12 :- Milk – Negative sentiment in dairy markets continue

30.02:- Sector Focus – Buffalo farming

36.09:- Input Costs – Alternative energy

41.11:- Management Matters – Decision-grade data from nature tech

FAS Resources

Agribusiness News September 2023 | Information helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Other Links:

Evidence to Support Development of a New Rural Support Scheme for Scotland: A summary of written outputs

Control of Poisons and Explosives Precursors Regulations 2023

Wildlife Management and Muirburn Bill

Protecting Scotland’s wildlife – (

Rural Payments Website

Preparing for Sustainable Farming (PSF)

Energy Performance Certificate reform consultation

Investing in data for nature-based projects – a case study from Lauriston Farm

Lauriston Farm

Decision Grade Data (


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