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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.

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175 page PDF

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Contents
Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture, 2016
Table B4 Farm business income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2014-15

175 page PDF

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Table B4 Farm business income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2014-15

Type of farm Specialist Sheep ( LFA) Specialist Cattle ( LFA) Other Cattle and Sheep ( LFA) (3) Cereals General Cropping
Performance band Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25%
Number of farms in sample 10 38 10 34 135 34 14 54 14 17 65 17 15 58 15
Average size of business ( SLR) 3 3 4 2 2 3 4 4 7 2 2 2 3 3 3
Average size of farm (hectares) 631 721 1,008 314 202 209 703 609 1,221 173 166 181 157 166 176
Area of cereals (hectares) 1 0 0 4 10 9 5 3 5 117 114 126 92 96 106
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 14 14
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 14 21 8 7 9
Area of other crops (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 9 8 7
Area of fodder 1 0 0 2 3 4 4 2 4 1 2 2 3 2 1
Area of grass 41 63 128 108 114 133 100 120 221 30 27 27 26 33 32
Number of ewes 538 585 744 205 184 192 605 671 1,151 4 22 26 17 25 32
Number of suckler cows 9 6 6 69 86 99 51 54 94 8 6 8 9 9 9
Number of dairy cows 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of other cattle 12 9 15 107 133 172 81 74 141 28 24 22 24 34 29
Headcount of unpaid labour 1.8 1.8 2.2 2.1 1.9 1.7 1.8 2.0 2.5 1.6 1.8 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0
Number of unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 1.4 1.3 1.6 1.7 1.4 1.3 1.6 1.6 2.2 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.4 1.6
Average output (£ per farm)
Total crop output 1,242 1,300 1,515 6,219 8,288 6,593 4,053 2,510 4,778 112,585 130,560 161,834 131,901 148,268 173,345
Total livestock output 35,083 40,434 61,754 71,000 105,652 136,467 99,266 97,723 197,009 14,761 14,990 16,784 16,530 22,477 32,685
Miscellaneous output 24,179 13,377 9,641 4,443 8,773 12,229 2,667 9,863 10,598 16,414 18,213 37,816 18,784 23,131 62,204
Total average output 60,504 55,111 72,910 81,662 122,713 155,289 105,986 110,095 212,385 143,760 163,764 216,434 167,215 193,877 268,233
Subsidy and payments 23,923 33,209 44,268 39,177 47,191 63,319 46,991 52,658 91,547 31,697 33,180 39,690 27,464 33,152 33,108
Average inputs (£ per farm)
Crop expenses 4,278 4,240 4,105 13,443 18,835 21,980 13,436 12,177 22,833 62,959 61,306 70,444 57,196 60,270 68,337
Livestock expenses 20,213 20,765 22,771 37,816 44,274 48,859 50,491 46,807 77,305 11,122 8,467 8,700 8,009 11,125 19,238
Other input costs 68,296 52,398 55,252 77,788 82,199 88,179 85,324 78,809 124,272 137,130 119,778 136,526 136,274 134,034 161,029
Total average inputs 92,787 77,403 82,127 129,047 145,309 159,019 149,251 137,794 224,410 211,211 189,550 215,670 201,479 205,430 248,604
Diversification margin 1,461 855 1,322 -2,180 1,083 3,684 -3,998 1,226 6,912 4,107 8,837 25,937 552 5,336 16,285
of which: Diversification Output 2,290 2,273 7,811 1,464 4,981 5,412 2,321 5,336 12,682 11,764 14,224 35,054 2,009 9,584 22,909
Diversification Input 829 1,419 6,490 3,644 3,898 1,727 6,319 4,110 5,770 7,657 5,387 9,117 1,457 4,248 6,625
FARM BUSINESS INCOME ( FBI) -6,899 11,772 36,372 -10,389 25,678 63,273 -274 26,185 86,434 -31,648 16,231 66,390 -6,249 26,935 69,022
FBI per unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) -5,073 9,269 23,315 -6,005 17,832 47,574 -171 16,468 39,832 -25,117 12,112 47,763 -4,310 19,952 43,139
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 0.9 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.0 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.3
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.7 0.7 0.9 0.6 0.9 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.0 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.1
Off-farm income ( OFI) (2) 12,696 12,145 24,818 6,317 10,451 6,123 12,874 9,780 12,307 11,047 10,063 2,592 9,535 8,236 6,894
OFI per unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 9,335 9,563 15,909 3,652 7,258 4,604 8,046 6,151 5,671 8,767 7,510 1,865 6,576 6,101 4,309

(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.

Table B4 Farm business income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2014-15 (continued)

Type of farm Dairy Lowland Cattle and Sheep Mixed All Farm Types
Performance band Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25% Lower 25% Average Upper 25%
Number of farms in sample 12 47 12 8 29 8 18 72 18 125 498 125
Average size of business ( SLR) 5 5 6 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 4
Average size of farm (hectares) 162 153 180 92 135 167 202 175 133 278 319 541
Area of cereals (hectares) 10 8 6 4 16 21 69 69 63 33 34 38
Area of potatoes (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1
Area of oilseed rape (hectares) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 3 2 5
Area of other crops (hectares) 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1
Area of fodder 6 7 12 3 4 4 3 3 2 3 2 3
Area of grass 123 126 153 76 101 124 76 77 58 78 84 104
Number of ewes 34 17 10 231 226 179 80 90 47 230 254 492
Number of suckler cows 2 1 0 39 51 71 46 42 26 35 39 54
Number of dairy cows 163 167 211 1 0 0 0 1 4 14 13 14
Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs) 6,397 7,221 7,834 z z z z z z z z z
Output value pence per litre 28.12 29.83 31.63 z z z z z z z z z
Number of other cattle 176 202 254 87 150 186 117 119 124 80 90 130
Headcount of unpaid labour 2.2 2.4 2.9 2.1 2.1 1.4 2.0 2.1 2.2 1.9 2.0 2.3
Number of unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 1.8 2.0 2.4 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.6 1.5 1.7
Average output (£ per farm)
Total crop output 12,927 9,708 7,112 3,371 12,872 23,792 68,782 65,839 56,442 36,998 38,208 47,996
Total livestock output 370,274 434,294 584,078 60,239 109,485 167,000 75,675 87,381 108,764 86,023 98,331 149,494
Miscellaneous output 6,093 9,157 8,190 3,878 9,157 5,153 14,443 11,587 7,452 10,130 12,188 19,856
Total average output 389,294 453,158 599,381 67,488 131,514 195,945 158,900 164,808 172,658 133,152 148,726 217,345
Subsidy and payments 31,754 36,033 51,928 27,773 36,746 41,725 39,002 38,950 31,307 33,553 39,885 65,020
Average inputs (£ per farm)
Crop expenses 36,819 32,266 35,746 11,088 19,526 26,577 46,195 43,588 34,256 28,182 27,653 33,667
Livestock expenses 186,840 196,974 237,493 34,549 48,037 60,865 36,003 37,343 42,659 47,882 44,148 59,916
Other input costs 197,040 190,836 215,017 56,483 76,765 88,114 147,794 114,054 82,508 104,951 96,154 121,834
Total average inputs 420,699 420,075 488,256 102,120 144,327 175,557 229,992 194,985 159,423 181,015 167,955 215,417
Diversification margin -335 -644 -1,967 130 1,681 6,091 3,899 2,734 1,884 714 2,334 6,692
of which: Diversification Output 6,043 4,761 2,510 871 4,462 10,246 4,672 5,059 4,319 3,234 5,751 12,738
Diversification Input 6,378 5,405 4,477 742 2,781 4,155 773 2,326 2,434 2,520 3,417 6,046
FARM BUSINESS INCOME ( FBI) 14 68,471 161,086 -6,730 25,613 68,203 -28,191 11,506 46,426 -13,596 22,991 73,640
FBI per unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 8 33,896 66,291 -5,299 17,424 53,284 -15,927 7,102 32,466 -8,605 15,534 42,322
Output:Input ratio (including subsidies) 1.0 1.2 1.3 0.9 1.2 1.4 0.9 1.1 1.3 0.9 1.1 1.3
Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies) 0.9 1.1 1.2 0.7 0.9 1.2 0.7 0.9 1.1 0.7 0.9 1.0
Off-farm income ( OFI) (2) 9,047 5,937 4,361 19,799 10,682 3,725 13,992 14,210 3,898 12,055 10,810 6,763
OFI per unpaid labour ( FTE) (1) 4,998 2,939 1,795 15,590 7,266 2,910 7,905 8,772 2,726 7,630 7,304 3,887

(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.

z: not applicable.


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