About RBR

Rural Business Research are valued suppliers to many organisations looking for rigorous  fundamental and applied research and the powerful application of data.

From our research teams around the country, RBR provides exceptional  expertise with deep local knowledge, from specific regional studies, data collection and analysis, economic and environmental modelling and  assessments, with experience in previous delivery of the Farm Business Survey for Defra.



Farm Business Survey 2021-22

Dairy Farming in England 2021-22

Dairy Farming in England covers dairy margins and farm profitability, on a regional, herd size and lowland/upland basis. Includes 12 months of detailed analysis of the Dairy industry.

Horticulture Production in England 2021-22

Horticulture Production in England is focussed on the financial performance of the horticulture sector, including trends and challenges of the most recent financial year. Detailed, sector specific analysis covers top and soft fruit, outdoor vegetables, ornamentals, hardy nursery stock and glasshouse production.

Organic Farming in England 2021-22

Organic Farming in England is a comprehensive assessment of Organic production in England. It covers six organic farm types for which data are available and compares the changing fortunes of organic production version the conventional counterparts. The report provides whole-farm and enterprise level analysis.

Hill Farming in England 2021-22

Hill Farming in England takes a closer look at the 1.8 million hectares of farmland in the Less Favoured Areas (LFA’s). Analysis includes financial performance of agricultural and non-farming enterprises and measures of technical efficiency.

Lowland Grazing Livestock Production in England 2021-22

Lowland Grazing Livestock Production in England is a comprehensive assessment of grazing livestock farms in England. It explores agricultural and non farming income, also looking at regional, enterprise type and farm size trends. Analysis includes sheep flocks, breeding, store and fattening cattle units.

Poultry Production in England 2021-22

Poultry Production in England is a unique, cross-sector analysis of the poultry industry providing detailed analysis of the physical and financial performance of free range, barn and deep litter egg and broiler production systems.

Farm Business Survey Archive Publications

Intelligence Reports

Technical Reports

RBR Members

Rural Business Research combines the forces of five Higher and Further Education institutions with specialist expertise in rural and agricultural business management

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Prof. Paul Wilson
Rural Business Research
University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
LE12 5RD

0115 951 6075