Alastair Johnston

Senior Farm Business Consultant

Expertise

  • • Technical Dairy, Beef and Lamb Consultancy
  • • Financial Dairy, Beef and Lamb Consultancy
  • • Arable Contract and Share Farming Agreements
  • • Environmental and Agricultural Grant Schemes Advice
  • • Diversification Consultancy

I joined Promar in 2017,  I come from a farming background having grown up on a large mixed farming estate in Cheshire. I  graduated from Harper Adams in 1998 with a BSc Hons Degree in Agriculture and Farm Business Management.  I have first hand experience of working in a number of agricultural sectors not only in the UK but also in Australia, New Zealand and Mauritius. I  specialise in livestock (inc dairy) and arable consultancy with considerable experience in financial, regulatory and practical management issues.

I am  responsible for the preparation of whole farm reviews, farm budgets, cash flows and monitoring  farm management accounts. In addition, I administers the management of environmental schemes on farms and estates and oversees farm staff and contractors on a daily basis, and I have in depth knowledge of CAP reform and cross compliance including Soil and NVZ management.

I am a Member, of the Institute of Agricultural Management and British Institute of Agricultural Consultants. I have also been appointed onto the RPA’s Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel and I am Committee member of the Weston Agricultural Discussion group and member of the Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural society.