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Agriculture facts and figures: 2019

Summary booklet of agricultural statistics produced by RESAS (Scottish Government).

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Sheep sector

2008 2016 2017 2018
Breeding ewes ('000) 2,779 2,618 2,661 2,555
Number of holdings with breeding ewes 13,158 12,685 12,799 12,738
Average no. of breeding ewes per holding 211 206 208 201
Sheep output ('000)(1) 2,836 2,461 2,703 2,411

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

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