FBS farm business benchmarking
This benchmarking system allows you to compare the financial
performance of your business to the performance of average and
top performing farms of the same farm type. The system allows
you to compare your profit and loss account, gross margins,
balance sheet and performance measures.
You can quickly compare results
for your farm with results from the Farm Business Survey.
To go directly to the comparisons, please select a category
of results from the menu above (eg
Why should I use Farm Business Benchmarking Online?
It will enable you to compare financial data for your business with
farms that are similar to yours. You can compare the
results for your business with average or above average performance in
the Farm Business Survey.
What is the Farm Business Survey?
The Farm Business
Survey provides information on the physical and economic
performance of farm businesses in England, to inform policy decisions on
matters affecting farm businesses. It is intended to serve the needs of government,
government partners, farming and land management interest groups, and
The Farm Business Survey (called the Farm Accounts Survey in Scotland)
is an annual survey commissioned by the government under which a range
of management accounting information on all aspects of farmer's and grower's
businesses is collected. The survey uses a sample of farms that is representative
of the national population of farms in terms of farm type, farm size
and regional location.
Rural Business Unit, University of Cambridge
maintains and publishes FBS Farm Business Benchmarking.
Rural Business Research - a consortium of
six University Research Centres - carries out the Farm
Business Survey in England. Click the logos for more information.
This report includes
data collected in the Farm
Business Survey. In England the Farm Business Survey is conducted on behalf of,
and financed by, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
and the data collected in it are Crown Copyright.
In Wales, the Farm Business Survey is undertaken by
Aberystwyth University on behalf of, and financed by, the Welsh