Publication - Statistics

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015

Published: 12 Jun 2015
ISBN:
9781785443367

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

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015
Table C2 Crops, grass and rough grazings for each United Kingdom country, June 2014

Table C2 Crops, grass and rough grazings for each United Kingdom country, June 2014

 

Scotland

England

Wales

Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Number of holdings(1)

52,277

102,836

35,253

24,228

214,594

Crops, fallow and set-aside:

hectares

hectares

hectares

hectares

hectares

Wheat

109,023

1,796,730

21,486

8,498

1,935,737

Triticale

519

9,811

:

40

:

Barley: Winter

52,507

363,227

6,580

6,709

429,023

Spring

274,377

345,476

14,103

16,846

650,802

Total

326,884

708,703

20,683

23,555

1,079,826

Oats (including mixed grain)(2)

25,697

119,067

6,133

2,086

152,983

Rape for oilseed (including flax(3) and linseed)

37,140

646,118

5,433

494

689,185

Potatoes

28,511

105,056

2,775

4,188

140,529

Peas for combining

616

30,710

:

:

:

Beans for combining(4)

2,765

103,482

617

:

:

Maize

1,319

171,165

9,372

1,598

183,453

Turnips, swedes and beet for stockfeeding

4,561

:

:

549

:

Other crops for stockfeeding(5)

12,694

41,245

15,185

4,668

190,085

Vegetables for human consumption

16,262

97,921

617

1,332

116,132

Orchard and soft fruit

757

29,783

733

1,533

32,806

Bulbs, other flowers and nursery stock

1,276

10,287

314

146

12,023

All other crops

9,085

139,454

1,949

1,099

151,587

Fallow land

11,910

146,305

939

1,015

160,169

Total crops and fallow

589,018

4,155,838

86,698

50,800

4,882,384

Grass:

Under 5 years

425,742

671,381

152,571

146,199

1,395,893

5 years and over

882,387

3,252,151

1,047,916

641,833

5,824,287

Total grass

1,308,129

3,923,532

1,200,487

788,032

7,220,181

Total crops, fallow and grass

1,897,147

8,079,370

1,287,215

838,832

12,102,565

Rough grazing:

Sole right grazing

3,056,855

476,211

257,055

140,147

3,930,268

Common grazing(6)

584,263

398,947

180,305

35,631

1,199,146

Total rough grazing

3,641,118

875,158

437,360

175,778

5,129,414

Total crops, fallow, grass and rough grazing (UAA)(7)

5,538,265

8,954,528

1,724,575

1,014,610

17,231,978

Woodland

479,359

331,316

75,703

11,091

897,469

Other land

162,607

145,976

11,391

6,734

326,708

Total agricultural area

6,180,231

9,431,820

1,811,669

1,032,435

18,456,155

Total land area(8)

7,880,998

13,045,939

2,078,224

1,412,972

24,418,133

% land agricultural

78%

72%

87%

73%

76%

(1) Refers only to holdings actively engaged in agriculture but excludes sheep stock clubs and landless cattle keepers in Scotland and non-commercial holdings in England.

(2) Includes rye for England and Wales and triticale for Wales.

(3) Flax not collected for Scotland. Figure for Scotland includes linseed.

(4) Wales figures includes peas for combining

(5) Includes lupins. Wales figure included turnips, swede and beet for stock feeding

(6) Inclusion of common grazing land brings total agricultural area in Scotland and in Northern Ireland to a higher level than that published in the June agricultural census publication.

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

(8) Data source: UK Standard Area Measurements (SAM) as at December 2014, published by Office for National Statistics.

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