Where are cereals grown and processed in the UK?

These maps show a snapshot (2012) of the barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape growing regions of the UK. The colours show the percentage of total farmed area (excludes rough grazing) for each crop type – with darker shading used to indicate higher cropping intensity.

This map also includes locations of industrial processing plants (maltings, crushers, grain mills and feed producers)


Wheat


Area

Over 25%

10–25%

5–10%

2–5%

Less than 2%

Barley


Area

Over 25%

10–25%

5–10%

2–5%

Less than 2%

Oats


Area

Over 3%

1–3%

Less than 1%

Oilseed rape


Area

Over 10%

5–10%

1–5%

Less than 1%

Distribution of cereal farms


Definition of 'cereals farm'

England: Farms on which cereals and related crops account for more than two thirds of total standard output.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: Farms on which cereals and related crops account for more than two thirds of total standard gross margin.

Isle of Man: Farms with more than 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of cereals.

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