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Net Farm Income Analysis (2017/18)

Attention to management of costs rather than income, has the greatest impact on Net Farm Income, is shown below.

The results of budgeted Net Farm Income per hectare, for both the top 20% of clients plus average for the group, ranked on Return on Assets is shown below:

These figures illustrate the importance of having costs appropriate for realistic expected output, not necessarily the lowest costs in absolute terms.  The cumulative effect of the top 20% of clients having slightly higher trading income per hectare, coupled with considerably lower operating costs and similar interest costs per hectare, results in this group having Net Farm Income per hectare, 48% higher than the average figure for the client group.