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Farm incomes

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  • Release date: 26 November 2015
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 25 February 2016
An annual report which includes figures based on three different measures: Farm business income (FBI), Net farm income and Cash income. New analysis on the variation of farm incomes between farms is included for the first time.

Key points

  • Average FBI across ‘All farm types’ was £29,400 in 2014-15, very similar to the figure of £29,300 for 2013-14.
  • For cattle & sheep (less favoured area) farms, average FBI per farm increased by around 21% to £23,300.
  • Average FBI on lowland grazing livestock farms decreased by around 3% to £27,800.
  • Average FBI on dairy farms fell by around 9% to £70,200.


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