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Arthur Year 5

Traditional Scottish Foods.

In Scotland you may notice that there are a lot of oats. This is because Scotland’s cooler temperature is ideal for growing oats. Did you know it only takes two to three weeks after you’ve planted the oats for them to germinate? Farmers have specialist equipment to cultivate and plant at the same time. there are two types of oats. There are Winter oats and Spring oats. Winter oats are planted around late September and early October, they stop growing in the Winter and carry on in the Spring.

When oats are ready to harvest they go a golden colour. Oats are harvested by a combine harvester. They go under the cab then through a separator and the seeds go one way and the straw goes the other. Then the straw gets shredded up and comes out the back. the baler then picks up the straw and turns it into bales which can be used for livestock bedding and feed.