Government’s 2021 wheat and barley production estimates released
The Department of Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DAERA) has released the first estimate of this year’s UK wheat and barley harvest.
In a report published yesterday, Monday, October 11, wheat production – when compared to 2020 – is estimated to have increased by 45%, while barley production is expected to have decreased by 12.4%.
The provisional 2021 wheat harvest for the UK is 14.0 million tonnes. This is higher than the five-year average (2016-2020) of 13.7 million tonnes.
The provisional barley production figure has decreased however, by 12.4%. This is below the five-year average of 7.3 million tonnes.
Wheat and barley estimates
A full run-through of wheat are barley on UK agricultural holdings over the past five years (2016-2021) can be seen below:
|2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021||% change (2021-2020)|
Further provisional harvest statistics will be published this Thursday, October 14. Stay tuned to Agriland for those details.
The final results are planned to be published on December 16.