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Agribusiness News April 2024: A Spotlight on Straw & Muck, Scottish Sheep Meat, Why you should Invest in your Vet and Future Proofing your Retirement


Along with our regular monthly updates on policy briefs, arable, beef, sheep and milk, In this edition we are also bringing you sector overviews on straw & muck and Scottish sheep meat. We will also be bringing you news on why you should invest in your vet and future proofing your retirement.

Show Notes 

00.45:- News in Brief

02.43:- Policy Briefs – Spring Budget, New Bills, Farm Business Survey results 2022/23

07.00:- Arable- Will crops be keeping us cozy in the future?

14.17:- Wet weather tempering demand for grazing store cattle

16.16:- Sheep – Global events bolstering UK lamb price.

19.22:- Sector Focus – Straw & muck star players in an increasingly cyclical economy.

22.22 :-Milk – Volumes rising but demand remains sluggish.

27.11:- Sector focus – Scottish sheep meat – simply Baa-rilliant !

32.29:- Inputs – Why you should invest in your vet

38.21:- Management Matters – Future Proofing your Retirement

FAS Resources

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

Other Links:

Land Maintenance Form

Rural Payments and Services website

The new Land Reform (Scotland) Bill

Scottish Farm Business Survey

New Agricultural Wages Order

Bioenergy 12 week consultation period

Tolerable and Repairing Standards

Energy Performance Certificate

Jennifer Galloway on and Tel 01776 702649


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