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Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture, 2016

Presents an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

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Table C26 Number of holdings by Standard Labour Requirements (1) and farm type (2), June 2015

Farm type Standard Labour Requirements Total
Very small
(<1 FTE)
Small
(1 to <2 FTE)
Medium
(2 to <3 FTE)
Large
(3 to <5 FTE)
Very large
(5 or more FTE)
Holdings Holdings Holdings Holdings Holdings
Specialist cereals 1,870 383 169 106 49 2,577
General cropping 387 212 120 101 76 896
Specialist horticulture & permanent crops 440 38 15 21 107 621
Specialist pigs 225 9 8 7 36 285
Specialist poultry 757 29 30 45 34 895
Specialist dairy 23 42 111 270 340 786
LFA cattle and sheep 9,761 1,711 960 1,106 1,008 14,546
Non- LFA cattle and sheep 1,840 257 129 135 86 2,447
Mixed holdings 4,019 506 280 280 237 5,322
General cropping; forage 21,467 241 155 223 220 22,306
Unclassified 1,568 15 15 13 11 1,622
Total 42,357 3,443 1,992 2,307 2,204 52,303

(1) Standard Labour Requirements represent the estimated full-time equivalent ( FTE) labour required to farm the crops and animals on the holding 1 Standard Labour Requirement ( FTE) = 1900 hours per year.

(2) The 2016 ERSA uses a farm typology first used for the 2013 June Census. Comparisons with previous years should be made with caution. Further details are available at: www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/06/5219/12

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