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Publication - Statistics Publication

Results from the 2016 December agricultural survey

Published: 16 Mar 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786528605

Annual agricultural survey based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

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30 page PDF

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Contents
Results from the 2016 December agricultural survey
Table 7 Machinery, 2006 to 2016 (1)(2)

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Table 7 Machinery, 2006 to 2016 (1)(2)

detailed questions asked in alternate years summary questions asked
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
number
Cultivation 50,663 49,105 47,808 47,439 46,714 45,824 45,006 43,694 41,657 38,411 39,621
Planting and Fertiliser Distribution 32,154 30,842 29,941 29,796 29,468 28,915 28,254 27,348 25,370 23,594 23,393
Field crop or fruit sprayers 4,568 4,398 4,228 4,261 4,293 4,362 4,431 4,136 3,841 4,653 4,530
Combine harvesters 4,517 4,438 4,358 4,256 4,153 4,182 4,210 4,047 3,884 3,813 3,811
Harvesting 46,899 45,859 44,669 43,932 43,575 42,912 41,398 39,931 34,465 27,609 28,999
Load handling and Transporting 59,590 58,610 58,154 57,917 57,713 57,612 56,472 54,970 47,711 40,376 40,453
Drying and storage 4,793 4,739 4,684 4,525 4,365 4,254 4,142 4,012 3,882 3,391 3,434
Mounted hedge cutters 1,013 833 838 843 877 910 994 1,077 1,106 1,181 1,134
Drainage and ditching equipment 3,697 3,627 3,556 3,675 3,794 3,759 3,723 3,652 3,580 4,372 4,404
Feed mills, feed mixers and combined mill/mixers 3,515 3,358 3,200 3,196 3,192 3,108 3,023 2,895 2,767 3,367 3,533
Milking parlours : : : : : : : : : 987 956
Cattle weighing crushes 2,523 2,442 2,379 2,315 2,403 2,491 2,411 2,331 2,780 2,818 3,229
Stand-by generators 5,247 5,309 5,371 5,404 5,436 5,298 5,160 5,077 4,993 5,636 5,921
Number of main holdings 1 26,740 26,063 25,272 26,188 26,545 23,943 24,373 24,693 21,807 23,323 23,240
Agricultural area on main holdings 1 5,318,080 5,317,550 5,297,565 5,328,898 5,344,808 5,326,948 5,273,855 5,326,792 5,246,086 5,227,446 5,226,033

(1) Figures for tractors and transport are based on estimates for all main holdings only, the numbers of which change from year to year.

(2) From 2015, only summary machinery data was collected (as opposed to data for individual sub-categories). Comparisons with previous years should be made with caution.
See section 9 of the publication for more information.

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