Trusted support for farmers.

We provide independent advice to farm businesses of all sizes. With a network of 24 offices in Scotland, we have over 100 consultants who work, live, and (in many cases) farm and croft in the areas they serve. Our agricultural consultants have a broad knowledge of all farming and crofting enterprises and have strong connections across the wider industry. 

We deliver value through local support and long-term trusted relationships designed to fit the unique needs of your farm business, wherever you are based. We work to improve farm efficiency, nurture growth and offer sustainable solutions to our customers. We offer guidance on current policies, improving efficiency and advise on how best to meet the evolving need of the landscape. 

Our expert teams have extensive experience in areas such as farm support payment or grant schemes (such as IACS or AECS), NVZ (Nitrate Vulnerable Zone), ILMP (Integrated Land Management Plans), nutrient planning, agronomy, grassland, livestock, whole farm plans, farm budgets and sustainable systems including biodiversity or carbon. 

Become a subscriber

Our core service, the SAC Consulting Subscription, provides farmers access to local agricultural consultants for advice on all rural related subjects. 

Your subscription services is supported by expert consultants in a local office who understand the area you live and farm in, and the challenges and opportunities you face. We give independent advice and are backed by a wealth of industry research, connections and knowledge, utilising our national support with local delivery tailored to you. 

You can rest easy knowing that we're here for you, whenever you need us to be. 

Our farm subscription service

Arable and agronomy services

Our independent, research-based advice can help you meet your goals whether it be improving soil health, moving to a regenerative system, more efficient use of inputs or maximising margins from your arable and potato enterprises. 

Arable and agronomy services

More support for farmers

Whether you need support with your dairy business, would like help with NVZ and nutrient budgeting or funding applications, are looking for ways to improve your grassland, are exploring biodiversity options or need expertise to guide you in aspects of your farm business management activities, we have a service for you.

Our range of services

Farming in England

If you have a farm business in England, we have a team working across the country, with an office in Kendal.

Our English team is here to support you with your livestock needs, UK grant schemes, carbon management and arable services. Working with customers from Cumbria to East Anglia, we are also working in close collaboration with SRUC Veterinary Services.

Supporting farmers in England

Analytical services

Our analytical and veterinary laboratory provides UKAS accredited testing, supporting SAC Consulting, the agricultural sector and other industries.

Seamless integration between the farm, the farm advisor and the lab reduces turnaround times while ensuring analysis and interpretation you can rely on.

We offer a range of services including forage, feed, crop, soil and waste analysis.

If you need laboratory services, we can help.

Lab services

Potato services

Our potatoes team can provide technical advice and information covering all aspects of potato production. As an independent research-based service, each member of our expert team has extensive experience at the cutting edge of the UK potato industry. We have a broad knowledge base, connected to wider support and resources from across SRUC, there are few queries we cannot answer.

How our experts can help

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Our work

From industry publications (like the Farm Management Handbook or our latest livestock advice booklets) to customer case studies and outputs from some of our special projects and research, dive into the details of our work and see our work for yourself.

Our expertise in action

Agricultural Advisory

Our diverse teams of advisors and specialists cover a lot of ground, with 24 offices across Scotland and Northern England.

Agricultural advisory services

Find your local office

Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help you.

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