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Net Farm Income Analysis (2015/16)

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:

Net Farm table

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 slightly lower operating and interest costs per hectare, results in this group having net farm income per hectare 36% higher than the average figure for the client group.