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

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

Type of farm Cattle and sheep ( LFA) Cereals
Performance band Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25%
Number of farms in sample 16 63 16 17 68 17
Average size of business ( SLR) 4 4 5 2 2 2
Average size of farm (hectares) 650 446 789 165 167 192
Area of cereals (hectares) 12 5 6 109 111 127
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 3 1 2
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 18 15 26
Area of other crops (hectares) 0 0 0 5 4 9
Area of fodder 3 2 3 3 4 6
Area of grass 119 126 176 22 25 20
Number of ewes 546 575 850 18 22 26
Number of suckler cows 57 60 92 5 5 6
Number of dairy cows 0 0 0 0 0 0
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs)
Revenue value pence per litre
Number of other cattle 75 81 131 17 20 24
Headcount of unpaid workers 2.1 2.0 2.6 1.5 1.8 2.5
Number of unpaid workers ( FTE) 1.8 1.7 2.1 1.2 1.4 1.8
Average output £ per farm
Total crop output 6,604 3,150 4,368 101,522 125,887 180,061
Total livestock output 84,395 91,185 146,046 9,810 11,465 10,126
Miscellaneous output 6,908 10,681 14,949 17,918 21,549 51,274
Total average output 97,907 105,016 165,363 129,250 158,901 241,461
Subsidy and Payments 48,195 49,949 85,805 28,876 29,132 33,357
Average inputs - £ per farm
Crop expenses 15,847 13,294 20,441 62,182 61,072 74,983
Livestock expenses 46,287 43,820 61,036 4,191 5,852 4,429
Other fixed costs 94,167 77,715 105,312 148,604 122,894 145,919
Total average inputs 156,301 134,829 186,788 214,976 189,817 225,331
Diversification Margin -4,525 757 5,074 7,611 9,227 12,951
of which: Diversification Output 4,570 5,018 10,751 13,474 16,080 23,286
Diversification Input 9,095 4,261 5,677 5,864 6,853 10,334
Farm Business Income ( FBI) -14,724 20,893 69,454 -49,240 7,444 62,438
FBI per unpaid worker ( FTE) -8,319 12,586 33,880 -42,448 5,433 34,307
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 0.9 1.2 1.4 0.8 1.0 1.3
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.6 0.8 0.9 0.6 0.9 1.1
Off farm income ( OFI) 7,072 9,178 9,219 7,966 9,034 8,400
OFI per unpaid worker ( FTE) 3,995 5,529 4,497 6,867 6,594 4,615

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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