The estimated average Farm Business Income in 2014/15 for a) hill farmers and b) dairy farmers in Cumbria, based on data from the Farm Business Survey, is shown in the table below:
Average Farm Business Income in Cumbria, 2014/15
Average Farm Business Income (£/farm)
95% confidence interval (£/farm)
Hill farms (Mainly SDA)
Source: Farm Business Survey, England
There is a small number of dairy farms that are also classified as hill farms and will therefore feature in both categories.
 For sole traders and partnerships, Farm Business Income represents the financial return to all unpaid labour (farmers and spouses, non-principal partners and directors and their spouses and family workers) and on all their capital invested in the farm business, including land and buildings. For corporate businesses it represents the financial return on the shareholders capital invested in the farm business.
 The Farm Business Survey covers farms of at least 25,000 euros of Standard Output in England