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December 2023: A spotlight on pigs, meeting GHG emissions targets, ewe management and dyscalculia, dyslexia & Meares Irlen Syndrome

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 pigs and meeting GHG emissions targets.  We will also be bringing you news on ewe management and Dyscalculia, Dyslexia & Meares Irlen Syndrome.

00.47:- News in Brief
02.38:- Policy Briefs – Practical Training Funds, & Autumn Statement
07.11:- Arable – The Early Bird favours Spring over Winter cropping
11.02:- Beef – Like a Puppy, Beef is not just for Christmas
15.20:- Sheep – Lambs are talking Turkey!  & Vet Attestation
19.20:- Sector Focus – Pigs. Pressure on price due to weaker domestic demand
24.40 :- Milk – Lower production volumes but increasing demand
30.00:- Sector Focus – The countdown is on to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2032
35.41:- Input Costs – Ewe management
40.46:- Management Matters – Dyscalculia, Dyslexia & Meares Irlen Syndrome

FAS Resources

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

Other Links:

Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill

Bellwin Scheme

Rural Payments and Services

LANTRA Skills Hub

EarTags_in_Sheep_and_Cattle_in_Scotland_2nd_Wave (

Forestry Grant Scheme

Defra QA – vet attestations for POAO exports to the EU (v2).pdf (

Dyslexia Scotland checklist


Dyslexia Scotland

RSABI’s 24-hour freephone Helpline – 0808 1234 555.

RSABI are proud to be working with Dyslexia Scotland and backing #dyslexiaawarenessweek – YouTube


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