Farm business survey

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Resources for lecturers and students on farm business management and accounting


Enterprise Gross Margins: An introduction with examples from Winter wheat, sugar beet, pigs and dairy

Enterprise Gross Margins Lecture Slides

Net Margins: How to calculate and examples from wheat, potatoes, pigs and dairy

Net Margins: Lecture Slides

Farm Business Accounts: Balance Sheets Assets, Liabilities and Liquidity using an Arable Farm Example

Farm Business Balance Sheets Lecture Slides

Farm Financial Performance Measures: Return on Capital; Labour and Machinery Costs

Financial Performance Measures: Lecture Slides

Coming Soon-A Full Farm Account: Income from Agriculture, Subsides and Diversification Coming Soon-Commodities markets and income volatility

Resources for Lecturers and Higher Education

Test your knowledge - try 13 questions

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Contact us

Email Vasiliki Tzortzi

Tel: +44 (0)1223 337 153 (direct)

Rural Business Unit
University of Cambridge
19 Silver Street
Cambridge CB3 9EP UK

Description of terms

These descriptions will give you a better understanding of what is included under each item for those figures taken from the FBS (Farm Business Survey) and displayed by the program.