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Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2015-2016

Published: 27 Apr 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786529350

Farm business level estimates of average incomes for the accounting year 2015 to 2016, which relates to the 2015 crop year.

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Contents
Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2015-2016
Table 4a: Average cropping and stocking, output, inputs, and Farm Business Income by type of farm: 2015-16

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Table 4a: Average cropping and stocking, output, inputs, and Farm Business Income by type of farm: 2015-16

Type of farm Specialist Sheep ( LFA) Specialist Cattle ( LFA) Cattle and sheep ( LFA) Cereals
Number of farms in sample 48 124 63 68
Average size of business ( SLR) 3 2 4 2
Average size of farm (hectares) 717 188 446 167
Area of cereals (hectares) 1 11 5 111
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 1
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 15
Area of other crops (hectares) 0 0 0 4
Area of fodder 0 3 2 4
Area of grass 73 119 126 25
Number of ewes 589 162 575 22
Number of suckler cows 9 88 60 5
Number of dairy cows 0 5 0 0
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs)
Revenue value pence per litre
Number of other cattle 11 145 81 20
Headcount of unpaid labour 1.9 2.0 2.0 1.8
Number of unpaid workers ( FTE) 1.2 1.4 1.7 1.4
Average output £ per farm
Total crop output 1,041 7,473 3,150 125,887
Total livestock output 38,370 108,567 91,185 11,465
Miscellaneous output 6,407 7,922 10,681 21,549
Total average output 45,817 123,962 105,016 158,901
Subsidy and Payments 36,001 45,636 49,949 29,132
Average inputs - £ per farm
Crop expenses 3,683 19,413 13,294 61,072
Livestock expenses 21,738 46,369 43,820 5,852
Other input costs 49,996 83,323 77,715 122,894
Total average inputs 75,418 149,104 134,829 189,817
Diversification Margin 961 1,988 757 9,227
of which: Diversification Output 2,979 5,865 5,018 16,080
Diversification Input 2,017 3,877 4,261 6,853
Farm Business Income ( FBI) 7,362 22,482 20,893 7,444
FBI per unpaid labour ( FTE) 5,985 15,612 12,586 5,433
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.0
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.6 0.8 0.8 0.9
Off farm income ( OFI) 14,872 10,744 9,178 9,034
OFI per unpaid labour ( FTE) 12,091 7,461 5,529 6,594

Full-Time equivalent ( FTE) is 1,900 hours.

Off farm Income is only collected for farmers and their spouse as the midpoint of the range in which their income falls.


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