Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: final estimates - 2020

Final 2020 harvest estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape.

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Oats see increase in area, yield and production 

A chart shows area, production and yield estimates of the oats harvest from 2011 to 2020.

Oats accounts for 7% total crop production. 

The area of oats grown increased by 6 per cent. Combined with an increase in yield of 11 per cent, a 19 per cent increase in production has been seen for 2020. 

Industry experts have stated that good weights have been obtained this year, and high yields have been experienced in some areas. 

The majority of oats grown in Scotland are sown in the spring and used for milling. In 2019, almost 60 per cent of oats were used for milling. 

Oats are also used in specialist animal feed and in further processing for oatcakes and porridge oats.


Email: Jay.Gillam@gov.scot

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