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

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

Type of farm Lowland Cattle and Sheep Mixed
Performance band Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25%
Number of farms in sample 7 28 7 19 75 19
Average size of business ( SLR) 2 2 3 2 3 2
Average size of farm (hectares) 99 133 165 194 179 132
Area of cereals (hectares) 28 21 26 78 73 63
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 2 2 1
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 4 3 4
Area of other crops (hectares) 0 0 0 2 2 1
Area of fodder 3 3 2 7 5 2
Area of grass 68 98 128 61 71 49
Number of ewes 89 173 106 50 92 49
Number of suckler cows 4 51 151 39 38 32
Number of dairy cows 0 0 0 0 1 4
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs)
Revenue value pence per litre
Number of other cattle 147 160 223 141 121 102
Headcount of unpaid workers 2.6 2.1 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.1
Number of unpaid workers ( FTE) 1.9 1.5 1.3 1.6 1.5 1.4
Average output £ per farm
Total crop output 24,060 14,449 19,325 72,697 65,803 59,603
Total livestock output 57,354 105,063 183,927 71,442 79,873 74,209
Miscellaneous output 34,926 10,187 6,136 19,382 14,737 20,294
Total average output 116,340 129,699 209,388 163,521 160,412 154,106
Subsidy and Payments 22,362 32,392 50,777 38,886 35,351 28,469
Average inputs - £ per farm
Crop expenses 20,310 20,860 32,006 52,816 43,317 35,211
Livestock expenses 41,875 51,930 95,008 41,656 38,121 28,825
Other fixed costs 97,294 79,448 98,085 157,370 116,042 79,618
Total average inputs 159,479 152,238 225,099 251,842 197,479 143,654
Diversification Margin 4,000 2,450 3,395 5,846 3,980 2,547
of which: Diversification Output 4,657 4,819 5,992 14,078 8,525 5,898
Diversification Input 656 2,369 2,597 8,232 4,544 3,351
Farm Business Income ( FBI) -16,777 12,302 38,461 -43,589 2,264 41,468
FBI per unpaid worker ( FTE) -8,648 8,201 28,702 -27,243 1,499 28,797
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 0.9 1.1 1.2 0.8 1.0 1.3
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.7 0.8 1.1
Off farm income ( OFI) 5,624 8,562 11,217 6,986 12,056 6,690
OFI per unpaid worker ( FTE) 2,899 5,708 8,371 4,366 7,984 4,646

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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