Harvest Report 2021
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