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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

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39 page PDF

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Contents
Results from the 2017 December Agricultural Survey
Table 1: Crops and grass area, hay and silage production, 2007 to 2017

39 page PDF

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Table 1: Crops and grass area, hay and silage production, 2007 to 2017

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change between
2016 & 2017
Crops and grass sown by 1 December (hectares) (1)
Wheat 112,602 86,270 103,627 113,852 97,396 82,947 102,570 103,905 101,519 103,855 92,936 -10.5%
Barley 60,182 52,034 53,174 50,929 49,222 56,977 56,411 54,353 51,368 51,804 41,636 -19.6%
Oats 7,401 6,242 7,593 7,146 6,459 6,957 8,272 7,721 8,667 9,370 8,511 -9.2%
Oilseed rape 32,810 28,536 33,737 37,622 35,304 35,146 36,328 35,580 29,206 31,556 31,006 -1.7%
Total winter crops 212,995 173,081 198,132 209,550 188,382 182,027 203,581 201,559 190,760 196,585 174,089 -11.4%
Grass sown (1) 46,440 40,812 57,761 58,586 47,060 45,576 60,329 54,119 50,584 54,503 48,076 -11.8%
Grass cut (hectares)
For hay 44,770 40,783 41,029 44,851 45,351 32,768 52,238 52,531 37,026 38,421 36,389 -5.3%
For silage / haylage 324,674 319,553 356,279 353,018 342,443 326,148 332,069 357,375 334,893 343,009 361,937 5.5%
Production (tonnes) (2)
Hay 287,661 239,107 265,490 297,440 279,225 193,084 311,055 363,689 264,671 224,262 216,694 -3.4%
Grass silage / haylage 7,026,086 6,675,729 6,917,005 7,022,007 7,057,747 6,824,878 6,864,937 7,320,429 7,370,147 6,853,340 6,877,316 0.3%
Arable silage (2) 396,353 379,041 356,545 343,923 316,520 298,938 346,561 294,507 334,745 328,876 256,237 -22.1%
Yields (tonnes/hectare)
Hay 6.4 5.9 6.5 6.6 6.2 5.9 6.0 6.9 7.1 5.8 6.0 2.0%
For silage / haylage 21.6 20.9 19.4 19.9 20.6 20.9 20.7 20.5 22.0 20.0 19.0 -4.9%
Number of main holdings 3 26,063 25,272 26,188 26,545 23,943 24,373 24,693 21,807 23,323 23,240 26,267 13.0%
Agricultural area on main holdings 3 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 5,391,964 3.2%

(1) Grass sown excludes minor holdings, which account for approximately 4% of total grassland

(2) Arable silage excludes minor holdings, which account for approximately 0.8% of crops

(3) Figures for grass sown and arable silage are based on estimates for all main holdings, the numbers of which change from year to year.


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