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New figures highlight huge gap between best and worst performing pig farms

20th Apr 2017 / By Alistair Driver

New figures published this week have highlighted the huge gap between the best and worst performing pig farms.

The average pig farm income in England was £21,600 in 2015/16 but this masked massive variation, according to the Farm Business Survey, which has released its annual Pig Production in England report.

Farms in the top 25% performance category earned an average of £122,200 in 2015/16, compared with an average loss of £59,800 in the worst performing category, meaning the gap between the best and worst performers was around £180,000. However, the gap is closing and actually fell by £30,500, a drop of 14% on the previous year, according to the report.

The middle 50% recorded average incomes of £10,600.

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