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Agriculture and fisheries statistics

​​​​​​​​​​​Agricultural land

In 2017:

  • agricultural land covered 5,994 hectares (33,301 vergées), which is 49.8% of the Island’s area
  • agricultural land decreased by 2 hectares (12 vergées) compared with 2016
  • the area of Jersey Royal potatoes decreased by 50 hectares (280 vergées)
  • other potatoes (including autumn earlies and maincrop) decreased by 31 hectares (172 vergées)
  • the total area of outdoor fruit and vegetables saw a 5% decrease, of 176 hectares (978 vergées)
  • area of organic fruit and vegetable production decreased by 39% to 47 hectares (259 vergees)

Agricultural statistics report 2017

Total area farmed in hectrares

 

Source : Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department, download the data

Crop exports

Potatoes are the main crop grown in Jersey in terms of monetary value.

In 2017:

  • the value of potatoes exported was £32 million
  • the total value of potato exports increased by 6% compared with 2016
  • potato exports increased by 910 tonnes to a total of 30,520 tonnes

Value of export arable crops (£ million in 2017 prices)


Source : Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture Department, download the data

Dairy industry

In 2017:

  • the total number of cattle decreased by 2% to 4,840 animals
  • the number of cows and heifers in milk increased by 4% to 2,840 animals
  • average size of dairy herds increased by 4% (from 130 to 135 cows per herd)
  • average milk yield per cow increased by 3%, from 5,093 to 5,219  litres per cow (a rise of 126 litres per cow)
  • milk production on dairy farms supplying Jersey Dairy was 14.8 million litres, an increase of around 900,000 litres compared to 2016
  • gross sales value of milk delivered to Jersey Dairy was essentially unchanged at £13.9 million, which is 93.7 pence per litre (ppl)

Cattle numbers 2012 to 2017

​20122013​2014​2015​2016​2017​
​Dairy herds​25​2424​21​21​21​
​Milking cows​2,931​2,9172,946​2,807​2,731​2,843​
​Total cattle​5,152​5,1955,114​4,878​4,939​4,842​

Source: Agricultural statistics report, Economic Development Department

Milk production and value 2012 to 2017

​20122013​2014​2015​2016​2017​
​Milk produced (million litres)​12.613.4​14.0​13.9​13.9​14.8​
​Value of milk and milk products (£ million)​11.9​12.7​14.0​13.714.0​13.9​

Source: Agricultural statistics report, Economic Development Department

Livestock

In 2017:

  • there were 35,560 livestock in Jersey, an increase of 1,640 on 2016
  • the number of sheep increased by around 5% compared to 2016
  • the number of pigs decreased by around 30 animals (7%)
  • there were 40 goats in Jersey, essentially unchanged compared to 2016

Poultry

Egg production from laying hens is the largest poultry activity in Jersey. In 2016 there were 27,044 laying hens, an increase of 8% on an annual basis.

The number of laying hens increased by more than a third (35%) in 2012. This was driven by a shortage of imported eggs following amended EU regulations for battery hen cages. This market is now filled by local free range eggs.

Number of livestock in Jersey 2012 to 2017

​Livestock​20122013​2014​2015​2016​2017​
​Cows and heifers​5,1505,200​5,110​4,880​4,940​4,840​
​Pigs​450480​370​430​420​390​
​Poultry​27,31027,930​28,740​29,370​26,860​28,560​
​Sheep​1,0401,140​1,250​1,020​870​910​
​Goats​2020​30​40​40​40​
​Equines​880910​810​790790810
​Totals​34,85035,68036,31036,53033,92035,560

Numbers have been independently rounded to the nearest 10.

Source: Agricultural statistics report, Economic Development Department

Agricultural statistics report 2017

Fisheries

In 2017:

  • total fishing yield was 2,991 tonnes, an increase of 224 tonnes (8%) compared to 2014
  • overall yields of both shellfish and wetfish decreased,​ compared to 2016
  • aquaculture yield increased by around 460 tonnes, mainly due to an increase in the yield of Pacific oysters

Total fishing yield in tonnes (shellfish, wetfish and aquaculture) 2010 to 2017

​Year2010​2011​2012​2013​2014​2015​2016​2017​
​Total production​2,6902,838​2,772​2,711​2,900​3,158​3,228​2,851​

Source: Marine Resources annual status report, Department of the Environment

Quantity of shellfish in tonnes landed by the Jersey fleet 2010 to 2017

Species 2010 2011 20122013
2014 2015 2016 2017
Brown crab
409
479
507
436
386
306
349
310
Lobster
226
268
249
226
237
257
241
243
Scallop 
406
350
343
335
387
280
320
302
Spider crab 
173
149
110
82
88
96
122
209
Whelk 
497
378
430
512
304
269
544
346
Other species
6
8
5
4
7
7
5
Total 1,716  1,6291,6481,596 1,406 1,214 1,583 1,416

Source: Marine Resources annual status report, Department of the Environment

Other species included prawn, velvet crab, cuttlefish, crawfish, squid, praire, amande and ormers.

Quantity of wetfish in tonnes landed by the Jersey fleet 2010 to 2017

Species2010
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Brill 4
7
2
3
4
4
2
2
Bass 
14
17
12
13
11
9
7
1
Conger
4
3
2
2
2
1
3
3
Dogfish
15
12
22
22
22
22
18
15
Mackerel / horse mackerel
7
7
8
9
7
3
3
4
Grey / red mullet
3
3
2
3
3
2
3
1
Plaice
3
5
2
3
2
2
1
1
Pollack
9
21
9
8
6
5
2
2
Sea bream
27
18
108
31
23
22
8
4
Skate / ray
43
41
62
77
87
68
74
34
Sole
2
3
2
3
2
2
2
1
Turbot
1
3
2
22
2
11
Other  species
10
6
22
25
23
38
22
11
Total 141 145 256 202 194 181 146 80

Source: Marine Resources annual status report, Department of the Environment

Other species included flounder, herring, lemon sole, pouting, sandeel, sand sole, shark, smooth hound, snipe, trigger fish, whiting and wrasse.

Farmed shellfish production (aquaculture) annual yield in tonnes 2010 to 2017

Species 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016​2017​
Oysters
629972761871
1,2601,6981,495​1,293​
King scallop
225
4230​0​
Mussels
201891033939624​62​
Total  833 1,064 868 913 1,300 ​1,7631,4991,355

​Source: Marine Resources annual sta​tus report, Department of the Environment

In 2012 and 2013 the totals include a small quantity of ormers.

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