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March 2024: A spotlight on forestry, how the changing climate affects Scottish farms, optimising grassland management and fertiliser usage & costs

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 forestry and how the changing climate affects Scottish farms. We will also be bringing you news on optimising grassland management and fertiliser usage & costs.

Show Notes

00.43:-News in Brief

02.38:-Policy Briefs – AECS, energy efficiency standards, visitors levy.

07.18:-Arable- Increased cost of shipped grain imports, tighter domestic cereal supply..

11.47:-Beef – Demand for finished cattle, straw shortage.

15.27:-Sheep – Smaller 2024 flock keep prices high.

18.56:- Sector Focus – Forestry – updates to FGS and timber markets.

23.02 :-Milk – Characteristics of top performing dairy farms, prices update.

27.22:- Sector focus – How will changing climate affect Scottish farms?

32.06:- Management Matters – Optimising grassland management.

35.34:- Input costs – Fertiliser cost and usage update.

Related FAS Resources

Other Links:

National good food nation plan

Rural Payments Website

Delivering Net Zero for Scotland’s Buildings

Proposals for a Heat in Buildings Bill: Consultation

Briefing Note 45- December 2023

Briefing Note 46- February 2024

Timber Price Indices from Forest Research

Characteristics of top performing farms in the UK 2024-dairy.pdf

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