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    Making Tax Digital

    Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) intend to make the UK one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world through Making Tax Digital (MTD).  The benefit of…

    Soil health – why and how?

    Interest in soil health is growing at all levels. It is a key area for policy with the UK government’s 25-year environment plan, launched earlier this year, indicating that future agricultural policy will focus on soil health and structure.

    African Swine Fever (ASF)

    The disease is spreading in Europe (1). It has been confirmed in wild boar and feral pigs as well as in commercial and backyard pigs in Central and Eastern Europe.…

    New Entrants to Farming – Planning For The Future

    The roadshow will be held in collaboration with FAS, NFUS and the Scottish Land Commission this will take place throughout October and November traveling across Scotland. The aim of the…

    Topics: New Entrants

    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…

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    Events

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    NVZ and Nutrient Budget Workshop – Laurencekirk

    Do you farm within the Stonehaven & Forfar areas of the Strathmore, Fife and Angus NVZ? NVZ rules have been in place within the Stonehaven and Forfar area for many years…

    New Entrants to Farming Conference

    The sixth annual gathering for the FAS New Entrants to Farming will be held to inform and inspire people entering the agricultural industry.  This is a free event open to…

    Venues: BT Murrayfield Event Tags: Lothian & Borders Topics: New Entrants
    Road end at Newmills of Boyne our Soil & Nutrient Network Farm near Turriff

    Banffshire Soil & Nutrient Network: Save money with effective nutrient budgeting

    Save money with effective nutrient budgeting Can you make better use of organic manures on your farm?  Can your use of fertiliser be targeted better in order to improve efficiency…

    New Entrants to Farming: Collaborative Farming (Borders)

    The next Borders New Entrants meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th February, 1.30pm at Kaimflat, Kelso, TD5 7QN. Access to land can be a key barrier for new entrants…

    Angus Crops and Costs – Brechin

    What is the vital information you need for the incoming arable season? Join us to find out from industry specialists: Dr. Fiona Burnett Julian Bell Fiona Burnett from the Crops…

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    Publications

    AgriBusiness News January 2019

    AgriBusiness News January 2019

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Crops and Soils, Rural Business, and Discussion Groups

    AgriBusiness News December 2018

    AgriBusiness News December 2018

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Crops and Soils, Environment, Rural Business, and Discussion Groups
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    Valuing Your Soils – Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

    Valuing Your Soils – Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

    New Entrant Case Study: Jennifer Hall

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Pigs, Rural Business, and New Entrants

    New Entrant Case Study: Scott Bourman

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Pigs, Rural Business, and New Entrants
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    New Entrants Newsletter October 2018

    Topics: New Entrants

    OPAL – Grassland earthworm key

    This is a two-sheet guide to identifying earthworms.

    TN702: Body Condition Scoring of Mature Sheep

    Body Condition scoring (BCS) of sheep is a quick and simple management tool to assess the body reserves of sheep throughout the year.
    Condition scoring is a physical rather than visual examination of sheep. Flocks are often made up of different breeds which have varying frame sizes, fleece cover and genetics, and sheep may have gut fill or a full fleece. Therefore it is extremely difficult to assess the body reserves of a mature sheep visually.

    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

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