Wet weather in Scotland this year has had an adverse impact on the harvest, as demonstrated by the latest figures published this week by Scotland's Chief Statistician.
Compared to the 2011 harvest, total cereal production has decreased by 15%. This was due to a 17% reduction in average yields to 5.5 tonnes per hectare, despite a 2% increase in planted areas.
- Barley production fell by 8%
- Wheat production fell by 30%
- Oats production fell by 11%
- Oilseed rape production fell by 29%
Valuations of cereal and oilseed production in Scotland will be released in the Farm Income Estimates statistics publication at the end of January 2013.