Cereal and oilseed rape harvest - first estimates: 2021

Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2021 harvest.

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Little change in oat production and yield expected

A chart shows area, production and yield estimates of the oat harvest from 2012 to 2021.

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.



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