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The Farm Advisory Service provides guidance for farmers to improve and strengthen the resilience of their farm businesses.  Support includes access to Scottish relevant information on; markets, industry developments, financial and technical benchmarks and business planning.

Market situation and prospects

  • We produce new edition of Agribusiness News and Milk Manager News each month.  See publications for the latest version of each.
  • Scottish farm output prices – a dataset of Scottish farm output prices for key commodities including; cereals and oilseeds, potatoes, beef, sheep and milk.
  • Scottish farm input prices – a dataset of Scottish farm input prices for key expenditures including feed, fertiliser and fuel.

Benchmarking

Budgeting and financial planning

Land tenure

Details coming soon

CAP cross compliance

Details coming soon

Tools and resources

Details coming soon

If you want to speak to a consultant about a business issue, please phone the advice line on 0300 323 0161, or explore this website in more detail.

    News

    Figuring it Out: Book-keeping in the 21st Century

    The move to Making Tax Digital whereby HMRC will require most rural businesses to provide information more frequently and in greater detail than before (and directly from commercial software) will…

    Unwrapping the Secret to Success – Food & Drink Diversification

    We are holding three interactive workshops featuring experts and guest speakers who will discuss their own food diversification journeys.  A must attend event for anyone thinking about direct selling or…

    Campbeltown Beef Discussion Group – Electrify Your Profits (Event Summary)

    Michael Shannon of Thankerton Farm, Biggar gave a comprehensive, factual presentation on maximising output of grass and root crops.  A copy of Michael’s presentation is available to view below. The…

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    Securing straw supplies this year and next

    Given the generally lower grass and silage yields this year livestock producers are looking to fill the gap and whole-crop cereals and straw are a key alternative. Arable farmers are…

    Prolonged dry spell – what can be done?

    We’ve had calls from across the country for what can be done in the face of the continued dry weather.  We asked a few experts for their advice: David Lawson,…

    All Farm business News

    Events

    Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting – December 2018

    The next meeting of the Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting will be held courtesy of Iain Green. For further information and to book your place contact Samantha Stewart on 01343 548787…

    Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting – December

    The next meeting of the Sutherland Monitor Farm will be held courtesy of Jason and Victoria Ballantyne. For further information and to book your place, please contact Willie Budge or…

    Venues: Clynelish Farm Event Tags: Highlands Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Figuring it Out: Book-keeping in the 21st Century (Dumfries)

    The move to Making Tax Digital whereby HMRC will require most rural businesses to provide information more frequently and in greater detail than before (and directly from commercial software) will…

    Figuring it Out: Book-keeping in the 21st Century (Inverurie) – FULLY BOOKED

    The move to Making Tax Digital whereby HMRC will require most rural businesses to provide information more frequently and in greater detail than before (and directly from commercial software) will…

    Figuring it Out: Book-keeping in the 21st Century (Dingwall)

    The move to Making Tax Digital whereby HMRC will require most rural businesses to provide information more frequently and in greater detail than before (and directly from commercial software) will…

    Venues: Dingwall Market Event Tags: Highlands Topics: Farm business
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    Publications

    AgriBusiness News August 2018

    AgriBusiness News August 2018

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Topics: Farm business

    AgriBusiness News May 2018

    AgriBusiness News May 2018

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Topics: Farm business

    AgriBusiness News April 2018

    AgriBusiness News April 2018

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Topics: Farm business
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    Milk Manager News March 2018

    Milk Manager News March 2018

    Publication Type: Milk Manager News Topics: Farm business

    AgriBusiness News March 2018

    AgriBusiness News March 2018

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Topics: Farm business
    All Farm business Publications

    Downloads

    Info note – Hot weather July2018

    Information Note – Summer 2018: Hot weather and potential risks to livestock health and welfare

    Adviser Spotlight: Ian Cairns – carbon audits

    ILMP case study: Daye Tucker, Carbeth Home Farm

    Impact indicators for upland habitat assessment

    This ‘Impact indicators for upland habitat assessment’ information leaflet was part of the delegate pack supplied to support the ‘Upland Habitat and Impact of Herbivores’ event held on the Isle of Jura during May 2018

    Habitat impact assessments checksheet

    This ‘Habitat impact assessment checksheet’ was provided as part of the delegate pack to support the ‘Upland Habitats and Impacts of Herbivores’ event held on the Isle of Jura during May 2018

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