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Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015 presenting an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

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Table B3 Average cropping and stocking, output, inputs, and Farm Business Income by type of farm: 2013-14

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

41

133

57

66

55

45

27

71

495

Average size of business (SLR)

3

2

4

2

3

5

3

3

3

Average size of farm (hectares)

738

194

526

168

171

151

133

199

307

Area of cereals (hectares)

0

12

4

120

97

8

18

81

41

Area of potatoes (hectares)

0

0

0

0

16

0

0

1

2

Area of oilseed rape (hectares)

0

0

0

8

8

0

0

4

2

Area of other crops (hectares)

0

0

0

4

7

0

0

2

2

Area of fodder

0

2

2

3

2

8

3

3

3

Area of grass

63

115

126

28

34

123

99

83

82

Number of ewes

540

186

692

16

39

20

208

98

234

Number of suckler cows

6

87

56

6

10

0

53

45

38

Number of dairy cows

0

4

0

0

0

165

1

2

12

Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs)

z

z

z

z

z

7,021

z

z

z

Revenue value pence per litre

z

z

z

z

z

31.16

z

z

z

Number of other cattle

9

139

75

20

32

209

151

132

89

Headcount of unpaid labour

1.7

2.0

2.0

1.8

2.0

2.5

2.0

2.2

2.0

Number of unpaid workers (FTE)(1)

1.2

1.5

1.6

1.3

1.4

2.1

1.5

1.7

1.5

Average output (£ per farm)

Total crop output

1,244

10,830

3,411

140,510

172,972

10,821

17,321

91,832

55,303

Total livestock output

31,072

110,436

95,264

15,102

27,423

449,340

114,106

111,983

97,634

Miscellaneous output

25,876

7,438

12,999

20,755

22,865

10,468

7,591

15,747

15,941

Total average output

58,192

128,704

111,673

176,368

223,260

470,628

139,017

219,562

168,878

Subsidy and payments

37,043

54,771

59,251

40,024

37,097

43,978

41,834

52,661

46,411

Average inputs (£ per farm)

Crop expenses

3,848

21,039

12,650

64,919

67,672

34,595

22,265

54,622

33,722

Livestock expenses

20,507

53,536

52,053

7,641

14,917

210,694

56,182

52,234

48,348

Other input costs

50,184

85,176

81,636

127,506

147,927

190,843

78,323

138,576

105,716

Total average inputs

74,539

159,750

146,339

200,066

230,516

436,132

156,769

245,433

187,786

Diversification margin

3,519

1,079

1,047

6,933

6,375

1,176

99

3,113

3,031

of which: Diversification Output

4,540

4,063

4,421

12,523

17,083

4,593

2,786

5,695

6,981

Diversification Input

1,022

2,984

3,373

5,590

10,708

3,417

2,687

2,582

3,950

FARM BUSINESS INCOME (FBI)

24,214

24,803

25,634

23,259

36,216

79,651

24,181

29,903

30,534

FBI per unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

20,011

16,759

15,921

17,891

26,243

38,854

16,677

17,694

20,631

Output:Input ratio (including subsidies)

1.32

1.16

1.18

1.12

1.16

1.18

1.15

1.12

1.16

Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies)

0.83

0.81

0.77

0.92

1.00

1.08

0.89

0.91

0.92

Off-farm income (OFI)(2)

9,436

9,559

9,371

9,872

11,968

4,899

9,876

11,646

9,887

OFI per unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

7,799

6,459

5,820

7,594

8,673

2,390

6,811

6,891

6,680

(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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