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We aim to provide the most comprehensive source of agricultural business information to the UK.

The John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook is the most widely used and most trusted agricultural costing book in the UK.

The 48th Edition is for 2018 farming year. As ever it has been comprehensively revised with amended notes where changes have occurred. It was published in September 2017.


The Pocketbook helps you to:

♦ complete your annual budgets
♦ build a long term business strategy
♦ spot opportunities to raise efficiency (e.g. contract or buy a machine)
♦ measure the benefits of diversification (e.g. a wind turbine or alpaca)


Using The Pocketbook you can:

♦ calculate the financial returns of farming sectors
♦ measure the technical potential of farm systems
♦ gain an insight into the future of farming

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This book is written for everybody involved in farming: farmers of all sizes and experience, advisers, supply chain and agriculturalists, agricultural students, academics, local and national government bodies and everyone else who frequently or infrequently, find themselves needing agricultural data.


As a rural planner and farming consultant I need accurate and up to date financial information as evidence in litigation or to support planning applications and appeals. The Pocketbook is my most reliable source of information and never in my experience have the figures within it been successfully challenged.

Not only has the John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook become the industry standard textbook, the on-line service offers immediate access to vital, reliable information.


I often need to find historic information. After 47 Editions, the Pocketbook is now an essential reference book when preparing rental and capital valuations.'
David Campion, Chartered Surveyor, March 2015

The John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook is now in its 48th Edition, 50 years after the first Edition. It is the longest running costings book in the industry and goes from strength to strength. All orders made before Midday will be dispatched 2nd class (unless otherwise requested) that day.

If you have particular requirements for specific agricultural information research consultancy, please call us on 01664 564 508 to discuss how we can help you.

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