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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 downloads for the latest version of each publication.

Benchmarking

Budgeting and financial planning

Farm Management Handbook 2017/18

Land tenure

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CAP cross compliance

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Tools and resources

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    News

    FAS Case Study: One-to-one Integrated Land Management Plan

    Beauty Bhowmik of High Cleughearn Farm In 2015, Beauty Bhowmik and her husband Devproteek, decided to change careers and move their family from London to East Kilbride to start a…

    North East Organic Discussion Group – 4th Meeting

    On Tuesday 7th November the NE Organic Discussion Group enjoyed a workshop on social media, which is increasingly important in all walks of life, and although constantly changing, can be…

    Trailing shoe slurry system

    Slurry spreading guidelines for NVZ

    The welcome decision by Scottish Government to assess individual farmers needs to allow the spreading of slurry within the closed period, will come as a welcome relief to many farmers…

    Cattle Resilience – Are you ready for Winter? – event summary

    Farmers from across the North East attended Woodside Farm, Kinloss this week to discuss issues facing farmers this coming Winter.  Presentations and practical demonstrations were part of the meeting.

    Funding for organic farming

    Up to £1200 available for Scottish farmers considering organic farming. Farmers considering organic farming in Scotland are being offered free business support worth up to £1200 from the Farm Advisory…

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    Events

    NVZ & Nutrient Planning Workshop (Borders)

    For those farming within Nitrate Vulnerable Zones, NVZ plans must be in place by 1st March each year.  This workshop will provide farmers in the Lothians & Borders NVZ with…

    Precision Technologies in Dairy Farming

    This is an event from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) This event will focus on the use of precision technology for dairy farmers and highlight latest research carried out by SRUC…

    Lothians Monitor Farm Meeting – A QMS event

    Held at Jupiterlea Inn, Pathhead, EH37 5TE, courtesy of Bill Gray and Peter Eccles, Prestonhall and Saughland Farms, Pathhead. For further information and to book your place contact Colin MacPhail…

    Venues: Jupiterlea Inn Event Tags: Central and east Topics: Farm business

    Testing Times – Winter Cattle Management (Isle of Lewis)

    This is a practical and informative event concentrating on cattle management issues in the winter months focussing on improved animal health status, rationing and nutritional considerations.  It will provide nutritional…

    Testing Times – Winter Cattle Management (Isle of Harris)

    This is a practical and informative event concentrating on cattle management issues in the winter months focussing on improved animal health status, rationing and nutritional considerations.  It will provide nutritional…

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    Publications

    Milk Manager News November 2017

    Milk Manager News November 2017

    Publication Type: Milk Manager News Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Farm Management Handbook 2017/2018

    Farm Management Handbook 2017/2018 is available to read online. A printed edition is also available at a cost of £25.00 plus postage and packaging. To order, or for more information,…

    Farm Performance in Scotland 2015/16

    Whole Farm Benchmarks Use these benchmarks to analyse your accounts to look for options for lifting performance.   Enterprise Gross Margins Having analysed overall farm performance using whole farm benchmarks,…

    Farm Scale Renewable Energy

    SFAS Farm Renewables brochure 25.4.2017

    Agribusiness News – March 2017

    Agribusiness News – March 2017

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    Downloads

    ILMP case study: Beauty Bhowmik, High Cleughearn Farm

    In 2015, Beauty Bhowmik and her husband Devproteek, decided to change careers and move their family from London to East Kilbride to start a farm business. Being new to farming, Beauty contacted the Farm Advisory Service (FAS) for general advice and information on soil management. FAS encouraged her to apply for an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP) to get the best out of the new business.

    Livestock Production Calculator

    AgriBusiness News November 2017

    AgriBusiness News October 2017

    Scottish Natural Heritage – Engaging farmers in biodiversity

    Engaging farmers in biodiversity solutions is an SNH-led project that is working to understand how farmers value wildlife and what they see as important in terms of conservation. It will help to identify what support is
    required for farmers to engage more actively in shaping their own solutions for biodiversity outcomes on the farm.

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