HC Deb 16 June 1950 vol 476 c49W
Mr. Baker White

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the average farm income in 1949 for farms of 5–25 acres. 25–75 acres, 75–100 acres, 100–150 acres, and over 150 acres, respectively.

Mr. T. Williams

For 1948–49 the accounts of 2,458 farms were collected by various University Departments of Agricultural Economics in England and Wales with the following size grouping of results:

Size of farm Net farm income per farm
0- 50 acres 433
50–100 acres 596
100–150 acres 778
150 and over 1,842

The sizes of farms are given in terms of adjusted acres, i.e., with rough grazings reduced to a permanent grass equivalent. The averages have not been weighted in accordance with the representation of different types of farms within the size groups.