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Agriculture facts and figures: 2018

Summary indicators concerning aggregate output, inputs and incomes as well as results from the agricultural census and surveys.

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Sheep sector

2007 2015 2016 2017
Breeding ewes (’000) 2,920 2,588 2,618 2,661
Number of holdings with breeding ewes 13,629 12,661 12,685 12,799
Average no. of breeding ewes per holding 214 204 206 208
Sheep output (’000) (1) 2,717 2,350 2,461 2,462

(1) Headage; includes all lamb slaughter, and store sales outwith Scotland

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