Fascinating Farming Facts

Stats for Farming in Scotland today

52,000 farm holdings

5.6 million hectares of farm holdings

122,000 hectares is organic farming

428,000 hectares are cereals

2.2% of farm land is organic

85% of farm holdings are less favoured status

barley is the largest crop

2.75 million tonnes of cereals are produced

600,000 breeding cattle

2.6 million breeding ewes

£532 million worth of support to farming

£1.3 million is the average net worth of a farm

farming is slightly under 1% of the Scottish economy

Compiled from Scot Gov stats by Fiona Grahame


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