Winter barley production increases
Barley is a key ingredient for the Scottish whisky industry.
In 2020, 57 percent of Scottish barley was sold to merchants for malting. A further 35 percent of barley was used as animal feed.
Winter barley accounts for
11% Total crop production
Overall, winter barley yield was above average.
The area of winter barley sown experienced a small 0.4 percent increase.
Combined with a five percent increase in yield this resulted in a six percent increase in production.
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