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Production Cycle for winter barley (typical)

Winter BarleyWinter Barley

September - ploughing

October - Cultivations and drilling or min till operations

November - Weed and aphid control

March - Fertiliser top-dressing

April - Fertiliser top-dressing

April - Weed and disease control

May - Weed and disease control

June - Harvesting

Operations can vary by as much as a month according to weather and geographic location.


Production Cycle for spring barley (typical)

Spring BarleySpring Barley

November - Autumn ploughing

February - Cultivations and drilling

March - Fertiliser top-dressing

April - Weed and disease control

May - Weed and disease control

August - Spring barley harvesting

Operations can vary by as much as a month according to weather and geographic location.







Statistics for Barley

Barley
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Barley - area
(000 hectares)
1 128 1 245 1 101 1 076 1 007 938 881 898 1 032 1 143 921
Production area barley
(000 hectares)
1 128 1 245 1 101 1 078 1 010 938 881 898 1 032 1 143 921
Production volume barley
(000 tonnes)
6 492 6 660 6 128 6 370 5 816 5 495 5 239 5 079 6 144 6 668 5 252
Barley value incl area payments
(£ millions)
676 725 634 699 665 380 384 555 812 701 560
Yield - barley
(tonnes / hectare)
5.8 5.4 5.6 5.9 5.8 5.9 5.9 5.7 6.0 5.8 5.7
Price malting barley
(£ / tonne)
76 77 73 77 82 78 80 124 153 125 108
Price feed barley
(£ / tonne)
64 66 59 67 69 65 70 106 118 88 98
Total new supply barley
(000 tonnes)
4 732 6 078 5 259 5 311 5 274 4 781 4 776 4 706 5 704 5 929 4 336
Total domestic use barley
(000 tonnes)
5 363 5 714 5 761 5 416 5 396 4 939 4 946 4 846 4 952 5 100 5 366
Production as % UK use
(%)
137% 110% 117% 120% 110% 115% 110% 108% 108% 112% 121%

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