Details of Scottish Government publications for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural theme.
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Overview of Scottish Agriculture
Agricultural Census Results
Farm Incomes, Subsidies and Borrowing Statistics
Other Agricultural Publications
- Estimates of the Scottish Cereal Harvest
Final and first estimates of the Scottish cereal and oilseed rape harvest.
- Agricultural Tenancy Statistics
Agricultural tenancy statistics including results of survey of tenanted land.
- Organic Farming Statistics
Summary of organic land, producer, crop and livestock numbers, with UK comparisons
- Scottish Survey of Agricultural Production Methods (SAPM)
- Results of the survey carried out in 2010 into farming practices in Scotland.
- Results from the EU Farm Structure and Methods Survey, 2013
Results of the survey carried out in 2013 into farming practices and labour in Scotland, including organic faming statistics.
- Agricultural Livestock Prices
Detailed monthly prices on breeding, store and fatstock cattle and sheep (updated annually). Previously available in the Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture (pre 2011). "Current market prices" for a range of livestock available on Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) website
Information on pesticide usage on arable, soft fruit, protected edible, vegetable and grassland and fodder crops from surveillance surveys (links to SASA's (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture) website).
Using Cattle Tracing Scheme data and extra information on the EC Farm Structure Survey 2013
An article detailing (i) the plans to use Cattle Tracing Scheme data including initial findings and (ii) the importance and uses of EC Farm Structure Survey data.
Sheep and Goat Annual Inventory and December Agricultural Survey
Information on changes to the Sheep and Goat Annual Inventory and the December Agricultural Survey forms, including how to complete them online.
- Agricultural Maps
Agricultural parish, region and unitary authority maps of Scotland.
Agricultural Statistics - Research Projects
Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics
Scans of agriculture statistics publications dating back to 1912. Land use and livestock datasets from 1883 and labour datasets from 1908 are also available.
Standard Outputs and Standard Labour Requirements
Standard Outputs (SOs) are used to attach values to individual crops and livestock types and to classify farm types in accordance with European Commission regulations. Standard Labour Requirements (SLR) represent the amount of labour required by a holding to carry out all of its agricultural activity and is also used as a measure of farm size. Currently, coefficients based on a five year average centred around 2010 are used to calculate SOs and SLRs:
More information on Standard Outputs and farm typology can be found in the 2013 edition of the Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture (ERSA):