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

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

Type of farm General Cropping Dairy
Performance band Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25%
Number of farms in sample 13 51 13 11 43 11
Average size of business ( SLR) 3 3 3 6 5 7
Average size of farm (hectares) 158 166 178 167 153 204
Area of cereals (hectares) 88 94 103 11 7 8
Area of potatoes (hectares) 19 16 15 0 0 0
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 4 6 9 0 0 0
Area of other crops (hectares) 12 9 13 4 1 0
Area of fodder 4 5 9 7 6 6
Area of grass 29 32 27 122 128 179
Number of ewes 0 12 28 32 13 0
Number of suckler cows 12 9 8 0 0 0
Number of dairy cows 0 0 0 204 181 243
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs) 7,659 7,238 7,296
Revenue value pence per litre 20.32 21.42 25.20
Number of other cattle 41 31 23 220 217 269
Headcount of unpaid workers 1.9 2.0 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.7
Number of unpaid workers ( FTE) 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.8 2.2 2.4
Average output £ per farm
Total crop output 179,984 160,107 183,653 13,178 7,972 11,889
Total livestock output 19,360 14,954 14,668 376,041 359,313 546,972
Miscellaneous output 20,512 32,940 106,180 10,791 10,175 22,228
Total average output 219,855 208,001 304,501 400,010 377,460 581,090
Subsidy and Payments 30,205 30,496 30,805 36,142 30,854 39,294
Average inputs - £ per farm
Crop expenses 70,804 62,176 66,587 37,101 29,292 35,818
Livestock expenses 10,389 7,379 7,460 258,791 186,674 210,173
Other fixed costs 187,867 151,091 201,039 224,926 190,301 260,259
Total average inputs 269,060 220,645 275,086 520,818 406,267 506,250
Diversification Margin 2,328 6,234 20,982 -906 -163 -2,108
of which: Diversification Output 5,795 10,978 30,387 12,271 6,636 6,607
Diversification Input 3,467 4,744 9,405 13,177 6,799 8,715
Farm Business Income ( FBI) -16,672 24,086 81,202 -85,573 1,884 112,026
FBI per unpaid worker ( FTE) -11,189 17,975 51,071 -46,507 876 47,671
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.8 1.0 1.2
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.8 1.0 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.1
Off farm income ( OFI) 15,755 13,711 9,172 10,682 6,956 5,682
OFI per unpaid worker ( FTE) 10,574 10,232 5,768 5,805 3,235 2,418

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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