Messrs xx & xx farm 250 acres (100 hectares) of grassland in near Keswick. The land falls partly under a Severely Disadvantaged Area and partly into a Disadvantaged Area. The farm supports a herd of approximately 60 suckler cows with calves sold as strong stores or finished cattle. The sheep flock extends to 210 ewes with all lambs taken through to finishing.
The trading accounts over the last two years ending 5th April 2012 taken from the annual accounts prepared by the accountant are summarised below. The results are also expressed on a per hectare basis and are compared against the top 25% of dairy farms. The benchmark sample used is the 2010/11 Farm Business Survey results for “Large Dairy Farms”.