The John Nix Pocketbook for Farm Management is compiled by The Andersons Centre, a leading provider of farm business consultancy and business research across UK agriculture. We aim to provide the most comprehensive source of agricultural business information to the UK.

Since it was first published over 50 years ago, The John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook has become the most widely used and most trusted agricultural costing book in the UK. The John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook is now about to publish its 52nd Edition, and is the longest running costings book in the industry.

If you have particular requirements for specific agricultural information research consultancy, or historical data and backdated book enquires please contact us.

The 2022 Edition is published in September 2021.

The Pocketbook 2022 Edition has all the topics as before all updated with 2022 figures, and new detail exploring  greenhouse gas emission data with new detailed analyses to help with farm management decisions, understand farmer clients and to build credible evidence in academic studies.

The John Nix Farm Management Pocketbook has been brought up to date, keeping it the most useful book of its type.

It includes 300 pages of fully revised data, includes gross margins, overheads, rents, finance, all capital, grants, taxation and much more.



The John Nix Pocketbook helps you to:

  • Measure your business by budgeting your costs and income
  • Benchmark your business by benchmarking and offering standard data
  • Spot opportunities to raise efficiency (e.g. contract or buy a machine)
  • Measure the benefits of diversification (e.g. a wind turbine or Glamping)



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


For a full list of contents or sample pages for an insight of what’s in it, click on the download buttons below.






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.


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