Labour Survey

Identifying the cost of unpaid family labour on cattle and sheep farms

Each year HCC publishes costs of production for lamb and suckler beef however, historically these figures have only included the cost of employed labour but no figure has been attributed to unpaid family labour.

With the aim of addressing this gap in the data a survey was carried out in conjunction with EBLEX Ltd and QMS to try to put a figure on the cost of family labour on beef and sheep farms.

A full report can be seen here.