En­er­getic moves

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Av­er­age es­tate per­for­mance im­proved for the sec­ond year in a row after a pe­riod of weak an­nual growth in the pre­ced­ing five years, ac­cord­ing to Sav­illsõ 2016 Es­tate Bench­mark­ing Sur­vey. A shift away from agri­cul­ture to­wards com­mer­cial or res­i­den­tial ac­tiv­i­ties and re­new­able en­ergy has helped the im­proved per­for­mance. Ômost es­tates have other in­come sources such as wood­land, shoot­ing, and in-house func­tions which have given es­tates steady in­come growth in con­trast to sin­gle farm en­ter­prises where ex­po­sure to price, ex­change rates and weather volatil­ity has caused sig­nif­i­cant swings in in­comes,õ says the re­port.

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