- 26 Mar 2019
Date received: 8 Mar 2019
Date responded: 25 Mar 2019
You asked for the total number of farms in Ayrshire and a breakdown of the farm types. ie- beef/ dairy/ sheep/arable etc. And the total income from farming in Ayrshire.
1. Below is a copy of the farm numbers/type information you requested.
Number of holdings by farm type in mainland Ayrshire for 2016 and 2018
Source : June agricultural census
|Specialist horticulture & permanent crops||20||28|
|LFA cattle & sheep||865||813|
|Non-LFA cattle & sheep||204||162|
|General cropping; forage||1,105||1,109|
Statistics prepared by Scottish Government RESAS Statistics (Agriculture)
Further information can be found here: https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Agriculture-Fisheries/PubEconomicReport/ERSA2018
2. Total Income from Farming in Ayrshire in 2016 was estimated at £40 million. The Total Income from Farming in Ayrshire for 2018 was estimated at £29 million.
Further information on Total Income from Farming can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/total-income-farming-estimates-scotland-2016-18/
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