Publication - Research and analysis

Sheep and lamb processing: assessment

Published: 14 Nov 2019
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
ISBN:
9781839603211

Research investigating the opportunities and challenges industry faces in retaining and increasing sheep and lamb processing in Scotland.

Sheep and lamb processing: assessment
Appendix 2 – Summary data

Appendix 2 – Summary data

Table 10 Selected sheep production and slaughter data

Year Scottish Sheep Population Lambs killed in Scotland
Breeding Ewes Lambs Lambing % Ewe lambs replacement Lambs for slaughter Lambs % Scottish lambs
1991 4.0m 4.9m 123% 0.81m 4.1m 3.05m 74%
1992 4.0m 4.9m 122% 0.81m 4.1m 2.96m 72%
1993 4.0m 4.8m 121% 0.84m 4.0m 2.72m 68%
1994 3.9m 4.7m 119% 0.82m 3.9m 3.07m 79%
1995 3.9m 4.6m 120% 0.82m 3.8m 3.49m 91%
1996 3.8m 4.6m 121% 0.86m 3.7m 2.68m 72%
1997 3.8m 4.7m 123% 0.91m 3.8m 2.22m 59%
1998 3.9m 4.8m 124% 0.89m 3.9m 2.22m 56%
1999 3.9m 4.7m 122% 0.82m 3.9m 2.48m 63%
2000 3.7m 4.5m 120% 0.75m 3.7m 1.76m 48%
2001 3.3m 3.9m 118% 0.80m 3.1m 1.32m 43%
2002 3.2m 3.9m 120% 0.78m 3.1m 1.46m 47%
2003 3.2m 3.8m 121% 0.81m 3.0m 1.32m 43%
2004 3.2m 3.8m 120% 0.75m 3.1m 1.35m 44%
2005 3.1m 3.8m 121% 0.73m 3.1m 1.28m 42%
2006 3.0m 3.7m 122% 0.71m 3.0m 1.44m 48%
2007 2.9m 3.7m 126% 0.67m 3.0m 1.43m 48%
2008 2.8m 3.5m 125% 0.64m 2.8m 1.36m 48%
2009 2.7m 3.4m 126% 0.66m 2.7m 1.48m 54%
2010 2.6m 3.3m 124% 0.66m 2.6m 1.45m 56%
2011 2.6m 3.3m 126% 0.67m 2.7m 1.49m 56%
2012 2.6m 3.3m 125% 0.66m 2.6m 1.34m 51%
2013 2.6m 3.1m 119% 0.63m 2.5m 1.33m 54%
2014 2.6m 3.3m 126% 0.70m 2.6m 1.34m 52%
2015 2.6m 3.2m 125% 0.70m 2.5m 1.32m 52%
2016 2.6m 3.3m 127% 0.67m 2.6m 1.19m 45%
2017 2.7m 3.4m 128% 0.63m 2.8m 1.07m 39%
2018 2.6m 3.1m 123% 0.61m 2.5m 1.05m 41%
Year UK slaughter lambs UK cull sheep
UK Lambs Scottish share Cull Sheep Scottish share
1991 19.3m 16% 1.7m 8.9%
1992 17.9m 17% 1.6m 7.5%
1993 17.2m 16% 1.7m 4.0%
1994 16.7m 18% 2.3m 4.2%
1995 16.7m 21% 2.5m 8.4%
1996 15.6m 17% 2.4m 9.3%
1997 14.7m 15% 1.9m 7.5%
1998 16.7m 13% 2.0m 4.6%
1999 16.8m 15% 2.3m 7.1%
2000 16.0m 11% 2.5m 8.1%
2001 11.2m 12% 1.7m 7.7%
2002 13.1m 11% 1.9m 6.2%
2003 13.2m 10% 1.9m 4.9%
2004 13.5m 10% 2.0m 5.0%
2005 14.1m 9% 2.2m 2.9%
2006 14.1m 10% 2.3m 3.5%
2007 13.6m 11% 2.2m 2.9%
2008 14.4m 10% 2.3m 1.5%
2009 13.4m 11% 2.2m 1.5%
2010 12.3m 12% 2.0m 1.2%
2011 12.5m 12% 2.0m 1.5%
2012 11.9m 11% 1.8m 1.3%
2013 12.4m 11% 2.1m 1.4%
2014 12.8m 11% 1.8m 1.6%
2015 13.2m 10% 1.6m 1.0%
2016 12.8m 9% 1.7m 0.9%
2017 13.3m 8% 1.6m 1.3%
2018 12.8m 9% 1.6m 1.4%

Source: Data extracted from Defra (2019) and Scottish Government (2018a, 2018b and own calculations


Contact

Email: socialresearch@gov.scot