Synopsis on Present Agricultural Scene of United Kingdom
According to forecast by Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2016, Scotland’s Agriculture Facts & Figures 2017 and Farming Facts & Figures, Wales 2017, UK has done wonderfully well in the year 2016. Lycetts, an agricultural insurance company has sorted the data to bring out the highlights of the increased growth in terms of crops, livestock and holdings in UK, Scotland and Wales for the year 2016, as compared to the previous year 2015.
In event of the forecast turning out to be true, the end of 2016 would see the 28.5% gross output share of agricultural production for Wales through milk and milk products. The other highest share would be around 26% from cattle and 18.5% from sheep.
Positive aspects from gathered agriculture data
Several positive aspects have been derived from gathered data released on agricultural scenario on UK. There has been significant increase in total area of agricultural land used throughout the nation. The figures have risen from 18,428,000 hectares in 2015 to 18,662,000 hectares in 2016. In addition, the number of livestock and holdings across the UK has also enhanced in the year 2016, as compared to the figures gathered in the previous year 2015. The livestock has increased pertaining to poultry, lambs and sheep.
Concerns regarding agricultural industry
There may be some concerns pertaining to the livestock industry. According to the data gathered, there were three popular crop areas in the UK region such as wheat, barley and oilseed rape. However, there has been significant increase in hectares for barley. However, wheat has been seen making up for the largest cultivated crop in terms of area in 2015, but dropped in the year 2016.
With UK leaving the European Union, there has been uncertainty in Brexit. The result has been affects on the UK agricultural scene along with the housing market in the nation. Analysts have been on waiting mode to see whether the ones involved with the agricultural industry would change their practices to counter the changes.