Little change in oat production and yield expected
Little change is predicted for oat area, yield or production compared to 2020. Small decreases are anticipated, mostly as a result of a small decrease in area.
Oats accounts for
7% Total crop production
7% Total crop area
The majority of oats grown in Scotland are sown in the spring and are used for milling – in 2020, almost 80 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.