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Publication - Statistics Publication

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture, 2016

Published: 14 Jun 2016
ISBN:
9781786522276

Presents an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

175 page PDF

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175 page PDF

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Contents
Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture, 2016
Table B3 Average cropping and stocking, output, inputs, and Farm Business Income by type of farm: 2014-15

175 page PDF

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Table B3 Average cropping and stocking, output, inputs, and Farm Business Income by type of farm: 2014-15

Type of farm Specialist Sheep ( LFA) Specialist Cattle ( LFA) Other Cattle and Sheep ( LFA) (3) Cereals General Cropping Dairy Lowland Cattle and Sheep Mixed All Farm Types
Number of farms in sample 38 135 54 65 58 47 29 72 498
Average size of business ( SLR) 3 2 4 2 3 5 3 2 3
Average size of farm (hectares) 721 202 609 166 166 153 135 175 319
Area of cereals (hectares) 0 10 3 114 96 8 16 69 34
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 1 1
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 14 7 0 0 3 2
Area of other crops (hectares) 0 0 0 4 8 1 0 1 1
Area of fodder 0 3 2 2 2 7 4 3 2
Area of grass 63 114 120 27 33 126 101 77 84
Number of ewes 585 184 671 22 25 17 226 90 254
Number of suckler cows 6 86 54 6 9 1 51 42 39
Number of dairy cows 0 3 0 0 0 167 0 1 13
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs) z z z z z 7,221 z z z
Revenue value pence per litre z z z z z 29.83 z z z
Number of other cattle 9 133 74 24 34 202 150 119 90
Headcount of unpaid labour 1.8 1.9 2.0 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.0
Number of unpaid workers ( FTE) (1) 1.3 1.4 1.6 1.3 1.4 2.0 1.5 1.6 1.5
Average output (£ per farm)
Total crop output 1,300 8,288 2,510 130,560 148,268 9,708 12,872 65,839 38,208
Total livestock output 40,434 105,652 97,723 14,990 22,477 434,294 109,485 87,381 98,331
Miscellaneous output 13,377 8,773 9,863 18,213 23,131 9,157 9,157 11,587 12,188
Total average output 55,111 122,713 110,095 163,764 193,877 453,158 131,514 164,808 148,726
Subsidy and payments 33,209 47,191 52,658 33,180 33,152 36,033 36,746 38,950 39,885
Average inputs (£ per farm)
Crop expenses 4,240 18,835 12,177 61,306 60,270 32,266 19,526 43,588 27,653
Livestock expenses 20,765 44,274 46,807 8,467 11,125 196,974 48,037 37,343 44,148
Other input costs 52,398 82,199 78,809 119,778 134,034 190,836 76,765 114,054 96,154
Total average inputs 77,403 145,309 137,794 189,550 205,430 420,075 144,327 194,985 167,955
Diversification margin 855 1,083 1,226 8,837 5,336 -644 1,681 2,734 2,334
of which: Diversification Output 2,273 4,981 5,336 14,224 9,584 4,761 4,462 5,059 5,751
Diversification Input 1,419 3,898 4,110 5,387 4,248 5,405 2,781 2,326 3,417
FARM BUSINESS INCOME ( FBI) 11,772 25,678 26,185 16,231 26,935 68,471 25,613 11,506 22,991
FBI per unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 9,269 17,832 16,468 12,112 19,952 33,896 17,424 7,102 15,534
Output: Input ratio (including subsidies) 1.15 1.18 1.19 1.09 1.13 1.16 1.18 1.06 1.14
Output: Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.72 0.85 0.81 0.91 0.97 1.08 0.92 0.86 0.90
Off-farm income ( OFI) (2) 12,145 10,451 9,780 10,063 8,236 5,937 10,682 14,210 10,810
OFI per unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 9,563 7,258 6,151 7,510 6,101 2,939 7,266 8,772 7,304

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

(2) Off-farm Income is only collected for farmers and their spouse and represents the midpoint of the range in which their income falls.

(3) Other cattle and sheep ( LFA) excludes farms identified as specialist sheep or specialist cattle.

z: not applicable.


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