Beef and sheep farmers still have to make improvements to their business structure if their businesses are to leave a margin, without cross subsidisation of a decreasing decoupled payment.

That is one of the key messages contained within the latest edition of the English Beef and Sheep Costing data, which aims to help farmers identify areas of their business where improvements can be made.

The information, produced by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) in partnership with Farmers Weekly is now available exclusively on FWi.

It covers a range of business pointers for livestock producers, including lowland suckler herds, Less Favoured Areas suckler herds, intensive and extensive cattle finishing, lowland and LFA breeding flocks, plus store lamb finishing.

Click here to access Business pointers for livestock enterprises