Information pertaining to mixed tenure farm ownership: EIR Release

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You asked for the percentage of mixed tenure farm ownership (9%) in 2021 into the two categories used by other national governments: ‘mixed-tenure, mostly owned’ and ‘mixed tenure, mostly rented".


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In 2021 there were 23,987 livestock farms in Scotland (source the Scottish Agricultural census June 2021 and supporting documents). Of those 23,987 livestock farms, 65% were owner-occupied, 26% were tenanted and 9% of mixed tenure.

The split of mixed tenure within livestock farms is 4% mixed (mixed-tenure, mostly owned) and 5% mixed (mixed tenure, mostly rented).

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