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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

    Integrated Land Management Plan Case study: Fergus Laing, Glenbeg Estate 

    Name and business: Fergus Laing, Glenbeg Estate  For many years, land owner, Fergus Laing has run a successful and diverse highland estate, incorporating a tenant farm, golfing, fishing and hunting. However, due to unforeseen…

    Integrated Land Management Plan Case study: Bitney MacNab, Cairnston Smallholding

    Name and business: Bitney MacNab, Cairnston Smallholding  Inspired by her youngest daughter to pursue a career in farming, Bitney MacNab – has ambitious plans to diversify from her bed and…

    North East Organic Group – Event Summary

    This was the first meeting of year two of the North East Organic farming Discussion Group. Debs Roberts, Organic Policy Manager, SOPA gave a comprehensive update of the organic market…

    Subsidised funding available to help Scottish farmers stay resilient in changing times

    Uncertainty over future subsidies and the impact of Brexit is a key concern for many business owners in the UK, not least of all, those in the farming sector. Whilst…

    Wet Weather Resilience Planning: Arran – Event Summary

    Wet weather has had a massive impact on farm businesses across South West Scotland since Autumn 2017. The meeting focused on how a business can recover through the spring and…

    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…

    Venues: Corskie Farm Event Tags: North east Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting – December

    The next meeting of the Sutherland Monitor Farm will be held on (insert date here) courtesy of Jason and Victoria Ballantyne. For further information and to book your place, please…

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

    Angus Monitor Farm meeting – November

    The next meeting of the Angus Monitor Farm meeting is taking place on (insert date) courtesy of Robert, Alison and Rory Stodart. For further information and to book your place,…

    Morayshire Monitor Farm meeting – October 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…

    Venues: Corskie Farm Event Tags: North east Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business

    Sutherland Monitor Farm meeting – September

    The next meeting of the Sutherland Monitor Farm will be held on (insert date here) courtesy of Jason and Victoria Ballantyne. For further information and to book your place, please…

    Venues: Clynelish Farm Event Tags: North Topics: Animal welfare and Farm business
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    Publications

    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
    Dairy cows

    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
    Greening

    Greening

    Under reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), it is mandatory for farmers and crofters who apply to the Basic Payment Scheme to comply with Greening requirements.

    Publication Type: Greening Topics: Crofts and small farms and Farm business
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    Downloads

    Strategic planning – budget calculator

    Strategic planning – SWOT analysis

    Strategic planning – action plan

    Strategic planning – farmer’s balance sheet

    Strategic planning – benchmarker

    All Farm business Downloads