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Publication - Statistics Publication

Results from the 2017 December Agricultural Survey

Published: 14 Mar 2018
Part of:
Economy, Farming and rural, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788516563

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

39 page PDF

940.7kB

39 page PDF

940.7kB

Contents
Results from the 2017 December Agricultural Survey
1. Main Findings

39 page PDF

940.7kB

1. Main Findings

The areas planted in December 2017 decreased compared to the previous year, with barley down 20 per cent and wheat down 11 per cent. The area planted as winter barley was the lowest since the 1970s. source: Table 1

The areas planted in December 2017 decreased compared to the previous year, with barley down 20 per cent and wheat down 11 per cent. The area planted as winter barley was the lowest since the 1970s.

Production of hay and arable silage fell in 2017, with grass silage production relatively unchanged. source: Table 1

Production of hay and arable silage fell in 2017, with grass silage production relatively unchanged.

The number of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry all fell slightly compared to December 2016. source Tables 2-5

The number of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry all fell slightly compared to December 2016.

Overall, average rents remained steady, with negligible change for LFA land and an estimated two per cent increase in non- LFA land. source: Table 8

Overall, average rents remained steady, with negligible change for LFA land and an estimated two per cent increase in non-LFA land.


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