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February 2024: A spotlight on farm economic data, soil management, the importance of calf management in the dairy sector and applying for farm tenancy

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 farm economic data and Soil management. We will also be bringing you news on the importance of calf management in the dairy sector and applying for farm tenancy.

Show Notes 

00.44:-News in Brief
02.35:-Policy Briefs – BVD Eradication Scheme & Small Producers Pilot Fund
07.24:-Arable Wheat markets under pressure.
11.28:-Beef – Cull cows coming into their own.
14.28:-Sheep – Antipodean trading – who to watch out for.
18.26:- Sector Focus – Data – Why is what the EU does still important?
23.12 :-Milk – Tough times ahead
28.11:- Sector focus – Soils – Do you pass the pH test?
32.57:- Input costs – Calves are the future of the dairy sector
37.50:- Management Matters – Applying for a Farm Tenancy

FAS Resources

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

Other Links:

Preparing for Sustainable Farming portal on Rural Payments and Services Website.

Rural Support (Simplification and Improvement) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

BVD online consultation

Small Producers Pilot Fund Steering Group – (

Good Food Nation online consultation

Farm Accounts Data Network to Farm Sustainability Data Network

Scottish Agriculture emissions data and nitrogen usage

Dairy Herd Benchmarking Data

The Scottish Land Matching Service

New Entrant Agriculture Tenancies

Agricultural Tenancies | Helping farmers in Scotland | Farm Advisory Service (

Scottish Land Commission


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