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Publication - Statistics Publication

Results from the June 2016 Scottish Agriculture Census

Published: 25 Oct 2016
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781786525628

Statistics regarding the area of crops and other farmland, livestock, agriculture workforce and rented farmland, for Scotland in 2016.

66 page PDF

1.9MB

66 page PDF

1.9MB

Contents
Results from the June 2016 Scottish Agriculture Census
Appendix of tables

66 page PDF

1.9MB

Appendix of tables

Final Results of the June 2016 Agricultural Census together with June results for the years 2006 to 2015 for comparison

Table 4. Number of sheep, 2006 to 2016

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Percentage change between 2015 & 2016
Ewes used for breeding in previous season 3,028,595 2,919,571 2,778,503 2,708,019 2,645,139 2,641,664 2,623,656 2,616,268 2,604,185 2,588,174 2,618,341 1.2%
Rams to be used for service 96,944 95,354 91,346 87,675 86,947 87,324 86,694 86,904 86,807 87,121 89,507 2.7%
Other sheep 1 year and over
For breeding 725,379 712,079 674,356 643,844 664,115 660,511 666,114 657,831 631,185 697,419 698,335 0.1%
Other 84,020 93,934 82,491 82,048 89,199 85,554 87,668 104,711 99,935 99,002 99,869 0.9%
Total other sheep 1 year
and over
809,399 806,013 756,847 725,892 753,314 746,065 753,782 762,542 731,120 796,421 798,204 0.2%
Lambs 3,692,988 3,677,279 3,477,992 3,399,841 3,269,391 3,326,133 3,271,842 3,105,263 3,270,509 3,229,660 3,320,064 2.8%
Total sheep 7,627,926 7,498,217 7,104,688 6,921,427 6,754,791 6,801,186 6,735,974 6,570,977 6,692,621 6,701,376 6,826,116 1.9%

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