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Farm Incomes

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the income of farmers in Northern Ireland for each of the last five years for which the information is available, showing in real and actual terms the income from farms as specified in the groupings used to determine the annual management standards and also the total net income for farmers in Northern Ireland.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 November 1979, c. 560…: Incomes of farmers according to farm type are estimated from a sample of farmers who co-operate in the Northern Ireland farms management survey. Because the composition of this sample changes from year to year, changes in the income of farmers is best shown by comparing the incomes of identical samples of farms in the survey in consecutive pairs of years. The following table shows the weighted average income of farmers in actual and

NEN INCOME PER FARM IN NORTHERN IRELAND IN CURRENT MONEY TERMS BY TYPE OF FARM 1972–73 TO 1977–78
TypeDairyingDairying, Pigs and PoultryMixedCattle and SheepCattle, Sheep and PigsPigs and PoultryAll Types
£ per farm
1972–733,1253,1602,9542,4572,4983,6832,915
1973–742,5302,7812,4881,1172,3965,1942,393
1973–742,8182,4942,7891,2512,5936,2182,572
1974–752,2412,5102,0918861,8934,8312,111
1974–752,2092,3572,7568921,7245,2722,224
1975–765,6766,3098,0223,6635,47911,9345,989
1975–765,3526,6228,1754,0006,29212,0685,861
1976–776,4757,61610,0315,4155,96313,3477,098
1976–776,7497,2649,2785,8826,3759,6027,092
1977–787,08410,2315,7185,0154,57512,4366,436
Net Farm Income excludes Breeding Livestock Appreciation.
NET INCOME PER FARM IN NORTHERN IRELAND
BY TYPE OF FARM 1972–73 TO 1977–78 IN REAL TERMS*
(Base year equals 1975–76)
TypeDairyingDairying, Pigs and PoultryMixedCattle and SheepCattle, Sheep and PigsPigs and PoultryAll Types
£ per farm
1972–735,0245,0804,7493,9504,0165,9214,686
1973–743,7044,0723,6431,6353,5087,6053,504
1973–744,1263,6524,0831,8323,7969,1043,766
1974–752,7983,1342,6101,1062,3636,0312,635
1974–752,7582,9433,4411,1142,1526,5822,777
1975–765,6766,3098,0223,6635,47911,9345,989
1975–765,3526,6228,1754,0006,29212,0685,861
1976–775,6066,5948,6854,6885,16311,5566,145
1976–775,8436,2898,0335,0935,5198,3136,140
1977–785,3467,7224,3153,7853,4539,3864,857
* Adjusted according to changes in the United Kingdom Index of Retail Prices.
Net Farm Income excludes Breeding Livestock Appreciation.