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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2017

Published: 11 Oct 2017
Part of:
Farming and rural, Statistics
ISBN:
9781788512862

Statistics on farming in Scotland.

67 page PDF

1.4MB

67 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2017
Table 1a. Agricultural area in hectares, 2007 to 2017

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Table 1a. Agricultural area in hectares, 2007 to 2017

Final Results of the June 2017 Agricultural Census together with June results for the years 2007 to 2016 for comparison

From 2009, data on land use has been obtained from the Single Application Form ( SAF) for holdings claiming Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (previously Single Farm Payments). This has been combined with land use data from all other holdings, collected through June Census forms, to generate overall results.

This change in the underlying data source constitutes a step change in the data series, which is more evident for certain land use categories.

2007 2008 2009 (1) b Step change - use of SAF Data Percentage
change between
2016 & 2017
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cereals
Wheat 102,744 113,797 92,482 111,418 115,412 100,637 86,840 109,023 109,562 109,594 109,489 -0.1%
Triticale 1,237 1,096 612 687 629 554 513 519 626 614 601 -2.3%
Barley 278,644 319,934 332,161 290,299 308,425 332,039 339,138 326,884 307,686 286,930 291,347 1.5%
Winter barley 52,625 57,612 45,149 47,948 45,477 42,816 42,694 52,507 51,808 48,031 47,509 -1.1%
Spring barley 226,019 262,322 287,011 242,351 262,948 289,222 296,444 274,377 255,878 238,899 243,838 2.1%
Oats 20,868 21,720 22,299 22,981 21,715 23,672 31,728 25,050 25,615 31,210 32,625 4.5%
Winter oats 7,234 6,529 5,225 7,366 6,929 5,423 5,569 7,998 7,586 8,091 9,168 13.3%
Spring oats 13,634 15,191 17,074 15,615 14,785 18,249 26,159 17,052 18,029 23,119 23,456 1.5%
Rye : : : : : : : 405 915 3,725 5,480 47.1%
Mixed grain 405 239 1,230 893 923 807 1,373 646 75 18 16 -9.6%
Total cereals (2) 403,898 456,786 448,783 426,278 447,104 457,709 459,592 462,123 443,564 432,091 439,557 1.7%
Oilseeds
Winter oilseed rape 34,276 31,623 26,948 34,115 36,918 35,541 31,454 36,420 35,198 30,141 33,843 12.3%
Spring oilseed rape (3) 2,058 2,000 2,182 1,876 1,470 1,070 2,199 720 599 590 345 -41.5%
Linseed (3) 238 179 : 105 138 : : : 151 : : :
Total oilseeds 36,572 33,802 29,130 36,096 38,526 36,611 33,653 37,140 35,948 30,731 34,188 11.3%

(1) From 2009, data on land use has been obtained from the Single Application Form ( SAF) for holdings claiming Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (previously Single Farm Payments).

(2) Total cereals figure includes rye from 2014. Rye was previously counted in 'other crops' (see table 1b).

(3) In order to prevent disclosure of individual holding data, from 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 a small area of linseed was added to the figure for spring oilseed rape

b break in time series

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