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Results from the December 2012 Scottish Agricultural Survey

This publication contains results from the 2012 December Agricultural Survey covering

winter sown crops, hay and silage production, livestock and machinery. It provides

commentary and graphics on the latest annual changes and trends over the past ten years,

together with comparisons with June Census results.

This document is part of a collection


Table 1 Crops and grass area, hay and silage production, 2002 to 2012 (1)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 % Change
between
2011 & 2012
Crops and grass sown by 1 December (hectares)
Wheat 86,355 103,751 93,062 97,021 102,118 113,795 88,299 103,616 114,183 98,626 84,070 -14.8%
Barley 60,544 59,046 56,116 55,703 54,961 58,750 53,140 51,966 50,382 48,829 53,908 10.4%
Oats 7,293 6,219 5,225 6,630 6,996 7,352 6,509 7,392 7,547 6,380 6,695 4.9%
Oilseed rape 32,716 36,893 35,358 35,236 38,134 32,639 28,817 33,065 36,926 35,656 35,045 -1.7%
Grass sown 63,000 59,317 52,007 58,701 57,098 46,440 40,813 57,761 58,586 47,060 45,576 -3.2%
Grass cut (hectares)
For hay 44,749 52,563 41,946 49,791 53,102 41,922 38,014 38,196 41,753 42,219 30,505 -27.7%
For silage / haylage 298,730 292,513 303,677 292,831 304,508 306,734 299,996 334,565 331,503 321,573 306,271 -4.8%
Production (tonnes)
Hay 276,516 320,958 262,735 308,249 359,118 269,365 222,873 247,155 276,899 259,941 179,750 -30.8%
Grass silage / haylage 6,694,726 6,472,344 6,455,704 6,295,154 6,231,721 6,637,856 6,267,161 6,495,446 6,594,048 6,627,610 6,408,933 -3.3%
Arable silage 393,731 372,140 446,661 392,945 406,313 396,353 379,041 356,545 343,923 316,520 298,938 -5.6%
Yields (tonnes/hectare)
Hay 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.2 6.8 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.6 6.2 5.9 -4.3%
For silage / haylage 22.4 22.1 21.3 21.5 20.5 21.6 20.9 19.4 19.9 20.6 20.9 1.5%

(1) - Minor holdings accounting for about 13% of grassland and 1% of crops are excluded from these results

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