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Harvest Report 2021

17 November 2021
Type Report

The 2021 harvest report estimates that the production of cereals was 2.32 million tonnes in 2021. This represents an increase of 407,000 tonnes (21%) from harvest 2020

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There was a major shift back to winter cereals due to favourable sowing condition in autumn 2020 where the area of winter wheat, winter barley and winter oats increased by 58%, 31% and 67% respectively. Consequently the area of spring barley decreased by 18% to 116,238 hectares in 2021.

Yields in all cereal crops were well above the five-year average, with winter oats recording a record average yield of 9.32t/ha. Winter wheat, spring barley, winter barley, were all close to, but just below, the record yields recorded for these crops in previous years