Publication - Statistics

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015

Published: 12 Jun 2015
ISBN:
9781785443367

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

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015
Table B4 Farm business income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2013-14

Table B4 Farm business income, outputs and inputs performance bands by quartile: 2013-14

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

11

41

11

33

133

34

15

57

15

17

66

17

14

55

14

Average size of business (SLR)

3

3

3

2

2

3

4

4

5

2

2

2

2

3

3

Average size of farm (hectares)

648

738

958

196

194

208

289

526

614

177

168

197

123

171

184

Area of cereals (hectares)

0

0

0

9

12

14

6

4

7

126

120

144

72

97

112

Area of potatoes (hectares)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

9

16

20

Area of oilseed rape (hectares)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

8

10

5

8

8

Area of other crops (hectares)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

4

4

7

11

7

9

Area of fodder

1

0

0

2

2

2

3

2

5

4

3

2

2

2

0

Area of grass

55

63

73

123

115

132

128

126

185

26

28

28

24

34

30

Number of ewes

532

540

462

207

186

164

744

692

814

8

16

13

68

39

24

Number of suckler cows

8

6

6

86

87

89

67

56

53

7

6

4

11

10

3

Number of dairy cows

0

0

0

0

4

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Number of other cattle

7

9

10

118

139

169

89

75

90

12

20

42

27

32

15

Headcount of unpaid labour

1.7

1.7

1.4

2.2

2.0

1.7

2.1

2.0

2.5

1.7

1.8

1.8

1.7

2.0

2.6

Number of unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

1.4

1.2

1.3

1.7

1.5

1.5

1.5

1.6

2.0

1.3

1.3

1.3

1.3

1.4

1.9

 

Average output (£ per farm)

Total crop output

2,236

1,244

1,770

9,264

10,830

12,670

3,854

3,411

7,339

131,692

140,510

189,673

98,372

172,972

225,534

Total livestock output

29,210

31,072

27,996

87,960

110,436

140,579

103,234

95,264

124,724

5,119

15,102

35,193

23,957

27,423

30,850

Miscellaneous output

15,998

25,876

207,712

5,819

7,438

8,649

5,112

12,999

16,220

25,698

20,755

35,557

9,162

22,865

135,189

Total average output

47,444

58,192

237,479

103,043

128,704

161,898

112,200

111,673

148,283

162,509

176,368

260,423

131,491

223,260

391,574

Subsidy and payments

28,321

37,043

45,569

48,766

54,771

69,843

59,095

59,251

78,254

37,920

40,024

52,705

27,675

37,097

33,140

 

Average inputs (£ per farm)

Crop expenses

4,510

3,848

3,129

19,105

21,039

20,864

11,361

12,650

18,231

73,657

64,919

78,663

45,676

67,672

81,408

Livestock expenses

26,688

20,507

17,811

55,922

53,536

51,829

72,210

52,053

54,731

3,596

7,641

14,667

15,450

14,917

20,309

Other input costs

61,005

50,184

85,961

92,163

85,176

97,406

101,840

81,636

91,694

152,016

127,506

154,993

110,983

147,927

232,508

Total average inputs

92,203

74,539

106,902

167,190

159,750

170,099

185,410

146,339

164,656

229,270

200,066

248,323

172,109

230,516

334,225

Diversification margin

1,769

3,519

28,129

-987

1,079

1,136

-3,828

1,047

3,883

6,606

6,933

10,234

4,686

6,375

4,603

of which: Diversification Output

2,275

4,540

31,471

1,603

4,063

3,675

2,112

4,421

7,104

12,742

12,523

15,477

11,963

17,083

7,264

Diversification Input

506

1,022

3,342

2,589

2,984

2,539

5,940

3,373

3,222

6,135

5,590

5,243

7,277

10,708

2,661

FARM BUSINESS INCOME (FBI)

-14,669

24,214

204,275

-16,367

24,803

62,777

-17,943

25,634

65,763

-22,234

23,259

75,039

-8,258

36,216

95,091

FBI per unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

-10,553

20,011

163,420

-9,461

16,759

43,295

-11,883

15,921

33,214

-17,236

17,891

60,031

-6,554

26,243

49,016

Output:Input ratio (including subsidies)

0.8

1.3

2.9

0.9

1.2

1.4

0.9

1.2

1.4

0.9

1.1

1.3

1.0

1.2

1.3

Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies)

0.5

0.8

2.5

0.6

0.8

1.0

0.6

0.8

0.9

0.7

0.9

1.1

0.8

1.0

1.2

Off-farm income (OFI)(2)

13,038

9,436

4,200

9,439

9,559

7,664

9,767

9,371

26,108

13,126

9,872

5,373

14,717

11,968

6,191

OFI per unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

9,380

7,799

3,360

5,456

6,459

5,285

6,468

5,820

13,186

10,175

7,594

4,298

11,680

8,673

3,191

(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: 2013-14 (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

45

12

7

27

7

18

71

18

124

495

124

Average size of business (SLR)

5

5

7

2

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Average size of farm (hectares)

173

151

202

102

133

168

244

199

182

261

307

294

Area of cereals (hectares)

11

8

12

11

18

39

76

81

96

38

41

49

Area of potatoes (hectares)

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

2

2

3

Area of oilseed rape (hectares)

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

4

3

3

2

3

Area of other crops (hectares)

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

2

0

2

2

2

Area of fodder

7

8

13

2

3

6

4

3

3

3

3

3

Area of grass

140

123

161

71

99

113

93

83

70

87

82

96

Number of ewes

21

20

11

245

208

227

188

98

51

262

234

243

Number of suckler cows

1

0

0

49

53

32

48

45

38

40

38

35

Number of dairy cows

150

165

240

0

1

0

0

2

5

12

12

14

Output yield per dairy cow (ltrs)

6,017

7,021

7,549

z

z

z

z

z

z

z

z

z

Output value pence per litre

30.75

31.16

32.31

z

z

z

z

z

z

z

z

z

Number of other cattle

184

209

291

89

151

278

107

132

167

78

89

121

Headcount of unpaid labour

2.2

2.5

2.9

1.9

2.0

2.4

1.9

2.2

2.5

1.9

2.0

2.0

Number of unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

1.6

2.1

2.5

1.5

1.5

2.0

1.6

1.7

1.9

1.5

1.5

1.6

 

Average output (£ per farm)

Total crop output

11,153

10,821

19,740

8,982

17,321

50,755

88,142

91,832

109,456

43,540

55,303

71,157

Total livestock output

330,424

449,340

712,548

53,492

114,106

162,193

92,053

111,983

148,764

81,354

97,634

131,887

Miscellaneous output

5,387

10,468

8,248

2,296

7,591

67,066

16,793

15,747

18,904

11,281

15,941

60,398

Total average output

346,964

470,628

740,535

64,770

139,017

280,013

196,989

219,562

277,124

136,175

168,878

263,442

Subsidy and payments

38,503

43,978

73,435

31,849

41,834

56,864

54,009

52,661

56,295

42,224

46,411

59,293

 

Average inputs (£ per farm)

Crop expenses

28,962

34,595

52,346

14,324

22,265

40,834

59,374

54,622

60,412

32,197

33,722

39,862

Livestock expenses

171,662

210,694

307,665

36,483

56,182

86,498

49,638

52,234

59,544

49,638

48,348

57,323

Other input costs

193,371

190,843

250,496

58,438

78,323

133,527

156,530

138,576

138,724

113,192

105,716

129,103

Total average inputs

393,995

436,132

610,507

109,245

156,769

260,859

265,542

245,433

258,681

195,026

187,786

226,288

Diversification margin

2,406

1,176

1,842

-1,308

99

-115

1,753

3,113

4,547

1,362

3,031

8,288

of which: Diversification Output

6,886

4,593

3,107

4,508

2,786

141

4,532

5,695

7,299

5,390

6,981

13,441

Diversification Input

4,480

3,417

1,265

5,816

2,687

256

2,780

2,582

2,751

4,029

3,950

5,153

FARM BUSINESS INCOME (FBI)

-6,122

79,651

205,306

-13,934

24,181

75,904

-12,792

29,903

79,286

-15,266

30,534

104,734

FBI per unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

-3,756

38,854

82,785

-9,228

16,677

38,726

-8,200

17,694

41,081

-10,456

20,631

63,862

Output:Input ratio (including subsidies)

1.0

1.2

1.3

0.9

1.2

1.3

1.0

1.1

1.3

0.9

1.2

1.5

Output:Input ratio (excluding subsidies)

0.9

1.1

1.2

0.6

0.9

1.1

0.7

0.9

1.1

0.7

0.9

1.2

Off-farm income (OFI)(2)

6,293

4,899

3,296

13,211

9,876

1,920

15,652

11,646

5,080

10,992

9,887

6,948

OFI per unpaid labour (FTE)(1)

3,861

2,390

1,329

8,749

6,811

980

10,034

6,891

2,632

7,529

6,680

4,237

(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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