Cattle and sheep numbers across farms in the North Highlands (Caithness, Sutherland, Wester Ross) by age and gender.
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Table 1 - Sheep numbers in the North Highlands
Source: Sheep and Goat Inventory December 2021
|Sheep Categories||Caithness||Sutherland||Ross & Cromarty||North Highlands|
|Sheep 1 year old and over - ewes for breeding||72,472||55,795||51,185||179,452|
|Other sheep 1 year old and over - for breeding||7,977||7,857||7,436||23,270|
|Sheep under 1 year old - lambs put to ram||1,645||1,036||2,599||5,280|
|Sheep under 1 year old - lambs not put to ram||42,555||24,405||31,017||97,977|
Table 2 - Cattle numbers in the North Highlands
Source: Cattle Tracking Scheme December 2021
|Cattle Categories||Caithness||Sutherland||Ross & Cromarty||North Highlands|
|Female beef cattle under 1||7,358||1,246||3,485||12,089|
|Female dairy cattle under 1||7||12||28||47|
|Female beef cattle aged 1-2||4,596||716||2,066||7,378|
|Female dairy cattle aged 1-2||32||5||7||44|
|Female beef cattle with offspring aged 2 and over||15,002||3,325||7,758||26,085|
|Female dairy cattle with offspring aged 2 and over||164||110||139||413|
|Female beef cattle without offspring aged 2 and over||1,852||500||1,047||3,399|
|Female dairy cattle without offspring aged 2 and over||45||7||13||65|
|Male cattle under 1||7,444||1,276||3,531||12,251|
|Male cattle aged 1-2||2,951||178||1,830||4,959|
|Male cattle aged 2 and over||971||196||576||1,743|
Statistics prepared by Scottish Government RESAS Statistics(Agriculture)
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