Scottish Survey of Farm Structure and Methods, 2016

Scottish statistics from the EU Farm Structure Survey 2016.

7. Annex

7.1 EU Thresholds for inclusion in the Farm Structure Survey

The table below details the thresholds required for holdings to be included in the Farm Structure Survey. A sample of these holdings were sent a survey form.

Characteristics Threshold
Utilised agricultural area Arable land, kitchen gardens, permanent grassland, permanent crops 5 ha
Permanent outdoor crops Fruit, berry, citrus and olive plantations, vineyards and nurseries 1 ha
Other intensive production Vegetables, melons and strawberries, which are outdoors or under low (not accessible) protective cover 0.5 ha
Tobacco 0.5 ha
Hops 0.5 ha
Cotton 0.5 ha
Crops under glass or other (accessible) protective cover Vegetables, melons and strawberries 0.1 ha
Flowers and ornamental plants (excluding nurseries) 0.1 ha
Bovine animals All 10 head
Pigs All 50 head
Breeding sows 10 head
Sheep All 20 head
Goats All 20 head
Poultry All 1,000 head


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