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Agriculture facts and figures: 2019

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

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Beef sector

2008 2016 2017 2018
Beef cows ('000)(1) 473 437 433 424
Number of holdings with beef cows 10,214 9,154 8,989 8,812
Average no. of beef cows per holding 46 48 48 48
Cattle output ('000)(2) 636 603 590 588

Source: Cattle Tracing Scheme

(1) Beef cows refer to female beef cattle aged 2 and over with offspring

(2) Headage; includes all slaughtered cattle, and store cattle outwith Scotland

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