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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 6a: Farm Business Income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2015-16

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Table 6a: Farm Business Income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2015-16

Type of farm Specialist Sheep ( LFA) Specialist Cattle ( LFA)
Performance band Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25%
Number of farms in sample 12 48 12 31 124 31
Average size of business ( SLR) 3 3 3 2 2 3
Average size of farm (hectares) 618 717 627 145 188 197
Area of cereals (hectares) 2 1 0 11 11 13
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area of other crops (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Area of fodder 1 0 0 3 3 4
Area of grass 68 73 114 113 119 119
Number of ewes 590 589 732 111 162 189
Number of suckler cows 4 9 11 74 88 107
Number of dairy cows 0 0 0 7 5 5
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs)
Revenue value pence per litre
Number of other cattle 5 11 16 137 145 155
Headcount of unpaid workers 2.2 1.9 2.1 1.9 2.0 1.9
Number of unpaid workers ( FTE) 1.3 1.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3
Average output £ per farm
Total crop output 327 1,041 1,260 9,760 7,473 5,966
Total livestock output 27,400 38,370 61,838 80,950 108,567 135,992
Miscellaneous output 7,027 6,407 9,551 9,193 7,922 18,760
Total average output 34,754 45,817 72,650 99,903 123,962 160,717
Subsidy and Payments 31,803 36,001 48,831 38,331 45,636 50,386
Average inputs - £ per farm
Crop expenses 4,537 3,683 4,612 19,743 19,413 20,709
Livestock expenses 22,483 21,738 27,242 47,619 46,369 47,822
Other fixed costs 68,046 49,996 52,037 91,073 83,323 90,236
Total average inputs 95,065 75,418 83,891 158,435 149,104 158,768
Diversification Margin 13 961 5,156 481 1,988 12,645
of which: Diversification Output 3,873 2,979 7,093 2,508 5,865 31,435
Diversification Input 3,860 2,017 1,937 2,027 3,877 18,790
Farm Business Income ( FBI) -28,496 7,362 42,745 -19,720 22,482 64,981
FBI per unpaid worker ( FTE) -22,262 5,985 27,938 -14,394 15,612 48,493
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 0.7 1.1 1.5 0.9 1.2 1.4
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.8 1.1
Off farm income ( OFI) 28,811 14,872 2,765 11,820 10,744 8,807
OFI per unpaid worker ( FTE) 22,508 12,091 1,807 8,628 7,461 6,572

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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