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Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015 presenting an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

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Table C3 Agricultural area by Less Favoured Area Category, June 2014

 

LFA(1)

Non-LFA

Total

Number of holdings

36,112

16,165

52,277

Crops, fallow and set-aside:

hectares

hectares

hectares

Wheat

8,871

100,152

109,023

Triticale

187

332

519

Barley: Winter

7,090

45,417

52,507

Spring

72,002

202,375

274,377

Total

79,092

247,792

326,884

Oats (including mixed grain)

6,668

19,029

25,697

Rape for oilseed (including linseed)

2,207

34,934

37,140

Potatoes

2,267

26,243

28,511

Peas for combining

36

580

616

Beans for combining

236

2,529

2,765

Turnips, swedes and beet for stockfeeding

2,340

2,220

4,561

Other crops for stockfeeding(2)

10,248

3,765

14,013

Vegetables for human consumption

890

15,373

16,262

Orchard and soft fruit

67

690

757

Bulbs, flowers and nursery stock

288

988

1,276

All other crops

3,702

5,383

9,085

Fallow land: 5 years or less

2,127

5,320

7,447

more than 5 years

3,146

1,316

4,463

Total crops and fallow

122,372

466,646

589,018

Grass:

Under 5 years

276,456

149,286

425,742

5 years and over

759,501

122,886

882,387

Total grass

1,035,957

272,173

1,308,129

Total crops, fallow and grass

1,158,329

738,818

1,897,147

Rough grazing:

Sole right grazing

3,023,066

33,789

3,056,855

Common grazing

584,263

0

584,263

Total rough grazing

3,607,329

33,789

3,641,118

Total crops, fallow, grass and rough grazing (UAA)(3)

4,765,658

772,607

5,538,265

Woodland

415,155

64,204

479,359

Other land

147,335

15,271

162,607

Total agricultural area

5,328,149

852,082

6,180,231

(1) A holding is classified as LFA if 50% or more of its land is assessed as being disadvantaged or severely disadvantaged for subsidy purposes.

(2) Includes lupins and maize.

(3) Utilised agricultural area (UAA) excludes woodland and other land such as yards and derelict land etc.

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