Publication - Statistics

Agriculture facts and figures: 2019

Published: 11 Jun 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Farming and rural, Statistics
ISBN:
9781787818385

Summary booklet of agricultural statistics produced by RESAS (Scottish Government).

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12 page PDF

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Contents
Agriculture facts and figures: 2019
Scottish agriculture in 2018

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Scottish agriculture in 2018

Non-LFA LFA Total
Number of holdings 15,434 35,723 51,157
Agricultural land: hectares hectares hectares
Wheat 91,425 8,354 99,778
Barley 219,424 68,594 288,017
Oats 24,336 7,765 32,101
Oilseeds 31,176 1,562 32,738
Potatoes 25,127 2,233 27,360
Other crops 45,717 27,083 72,800
Fruit and vegetables 19,928 1,158 21,086
Total grass 278,794 1,027,511 1,306,305
Rough grazing 32,978 3,011,643 3,044,620
Other land 86,602 592,405 679,006
Total agricultural land(1) 855,506 4,748,306 5,603,812
Livestock: number number number
Dairy cows2) 54,932 119,799 174,731
Beef cows(2) 89,535 334,715 424,250
Total cattle and calves 506,399 1,248,919 1,755,318
Breeding ewes 258,294 2,296,735 2,555,029
Total sheep and lambs 755,248 5,838,162 6,593,410
Pigs 259,305 57,431 316,736
Poultry 10,776,371 3,765,250 14,541,621

Many holdings have both LFA and non-LFA land. Holdings have been allocated based on their larger share, with all that holding's land and livestock included in that category thereafter.

(1) Excludes common grazing

(2) Cows refer to female cattle aged of 2 or over, with offspring


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