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Agriculture facts and figures: 2019

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

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Dairy sector

2008 2016 2017 2018
Dairy cows ('000)(1) 175 175 174 175
Number of holdings with more than 25 dairy cows 1,252 980 942 909
Average no. of dairy cows on the above holdings 137 176 182 189
Total milk production (million litres) 1,282 1,235 1,314 1,371

Source: Cattle Tracing Scheme

(1) Dairy cows refer to female dairy cattle aged 2 and over with offspring

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