Postboxer wrote:Those average farm sizes seem very low, I don't know what they count as a 'farm'. It would be good to see a breakdown of numbers of farms of different sizes, the average may be brought down by large numbers of retired bankers and ex pop stars who have bought a house with a field and called it a farm.
If you own land it has an agricultural holding number the first 2 numbers identify the county the next three the parish and last four identify the farm. Your pop star's land will have a holding number whether he farms it himself or a nearby farmer utilises it.Every holding number can be selected for the annual June census
I suspect your avg farm size is derived from census results and, I believe, will always give a figure below what farm businesses actually farm.