SAC Consulting Solutions

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Providing cost-effective, customer-focused advisory services to the rural and agricultural sector.

SAC Consulting Solutions has its roots in Scottish agriculture and the rural sector, with a long history of College activity from 1905 to present. We continue to have deep bonds with our Research and Education colleagues and we remain independentof any trade products and services.

Our role is to support and advise land-based businesses in the rural economy.  We seek to optimise agricultural outcomes and supply chains, in balance with the environment and appropriate to the prevailing national agricultural policy. Our model allows us to cover the length and breadth of Scotland and the north of England with staff local to our customers.

We offer end-to-end services. Our work ranges from business advice to soil nutrition, to livestock and agronomy, to branding and marketing of food products.  In addition, our own dedicated UKAS-accredited analytical facilities provides a seamless service from field to lab. Our technical services cover all aspects of a rural enterprise; from agronomy, livestock and dairy services to disease surveillance, farm animal diagnostics, forestry and environmental consultancy. 

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where SAC Consulting Solutions is active. These topic labels come from the works of this organisation's members. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

beef cattle Agriculture & Biology
methane Agriculture & Biology
finishing Agriculture & Biology
diet Agriculture & Biology
beef Agriculture & Biology
breeds Agriculture & Biology
rumen Agriculture & Biology
Limousin (cattle breed) Agriculture & Biology

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Photo of Rebecca Audsley

Rebecca Audsley

Person: Academic contract that is neither teaching nor research

Photo of Julian Bell

Julian Bell

Person: Academic contract that is neither teaching nor research

Photo of Kev Bevan

Kev Bevan

Person: Academic contract that is neither teaching nor research


Projects 2015 2021

Research Output 1991 2019

Nutritional strategies to reduce methane emissions from cattle: effects on meat eating quality and retail shelf life of loin steaks

Richardson, I., Duthie, C-A., Hyslop, JJ., Rooke, JA. & Roehe, R., Jul 2019, In : Meat Science. 153, p. 51-57 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

loins (meat cut)
shelf life
1 Citation (Scopus)

Relationships between feeding behaviour, activity, dominance and feed efficiency in finishing beef steers

Haskell, MJ., Rooke, JA., Roehe, R., Turner, SP., Hyslop, JJ., Waterhouse, A. & Duthie, C-A., Jan 2019, In : Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 210, p. 9-15 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
beef cattle
dominance (genetics)
feeding behavior
feed conversion
34 Downloads (Pure)

Using 3D imaging and machine learning to predict liveweight and carcass characteristics of live finishing beef cattle

Miller, G. A., Hyslop, JJ., Barclay, D., Edwards, A., Thompson, W. & Duthie, C-A., 1 May 2019, In : Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 3, 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
artificial intelligence
carcass characteristics
beef cattle
image analysis