Big difference in total income fall in farms in northern England
The biggest contributors to the value of the output (£0.57 billion), which were cattle for meat (£88 million), wheat (£72 million) and sheep for meat (£68 million), together account for 40%.
Agriculture in the North East region contributed 0.59% to the regional economy in 2014 and employed 0.89% of the regional workforce in 2015.
In comparison, England overall contributed 0.57% to the national economy in 2014 and 1.07% of the workforce in 2015.
Total income from farming in the North West decreased by 8% between 2011 to 2015 to £181 million compared to a 24% decrease for England as a whole.
The biggest contributors to the value of the output (£1.8 billion), which were milk (£556 million), cattle for meat (£196 million) and poultrymeat (£142 million), together account for 50%. ■