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Agriculture Facts and Figures 2017

Agriculture Facts and Figures 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ISBN: 9781786529787

An electronic copy of the pocket-sized leaflet providing a range of agriculture statistics.

Executive Summary

Agriculture accounts for just under one per cent of Scotland's economy. There are about 52,000 farm holdings covering 5.6 million hectares, 85 per cent of which is less-favoured land. Barley is the largest crop, and there are 600,000 breeding cattle and 2.6 million breeding ewes. Drink (particularly whisky) accounts for 55 per cent of Scotland's £3.8 billion food and drink sector. Farming was supported by £532 million of support payments. The average net worth of a farm was £1.3 million.