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Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015

Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture 2015 presenting an overall picture of Scottish agriculture using data from the various agricultural surveys that RESAS manage.

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Table C8 Number of livestock for each United Kingdom country, June 2014

                                                                                                                                                                  Number

 

Scotland

England

Wales

Northern Ireland

United Kingdom

Cattle:

Dairy Cows(1)

169,716

1,142,822

234,305

294,192

1,841,035

Other Female Dairy Cattle

104,570

563,211

122,532

156,600

946,913

Beef Cows(2)

436,526

710,282

167,799

254,870

1,569,477

Other Female Beef Cattle

276,743

638,428

129,523

198,424

1,243,118

Male Cattle

279,165

791,072

143,601

221,438

1,435,276

Calves

526,636

1,527,908

305,008

441,771

2,801,323

Total cattle(3)

1,793,356

5,373,723

1,102,768

1,567,295

9,837,142

Sheep:

Ewes for breeding

2,604,185

6,052,962

4,063,568

794,068

13,514,783

Rams for service

86,807

184,807

119,354

26,467

417,435

Other sheep one year old and over for breeding

631,185

1,061,677

701,941

116,527

2,511,330

Others(4)

99,935

153,932

93,972

15,942

363,781

Lambs

3,270,509

7,935,606

4,760,036

969,866

16,936,017

Total sheep

6,692,621

15,388,984

9,738,871

1,922,870

33,743,346

Pigs:

Female breeding herd: Total

30,228

329,379

3,582

42,826

406,015

Gilts 50kg and over for breeding

5,007

69,832

492

4,983

80,314

Boars for service

923

12,122

342

863

14,250

Barren Sows for fattening

610

:

237

570

:

Other pigs: 20kg and over(5)

190,926

2,513,277

18,507

:

:

Under 20kg

88,604

1,029,044

5,210

:

:

Total

279,530

3,542,321

23,717

467,833

4,313,401

Total pigs

316,298

3,953,654

28,370

517,075

4,815,397

Poultry:

Fowls in laying flock: Hens in 1st laying season

3,779,037

:

:

:

:

Moulted hens

45,284

:

:

:

:

Total

3,824,321

:

1,882,316

3,044,622

:

Pullets being reared for laying

1,885,032

:

218,608

916,282

:

Total fowls for laying

5,709,353

25,374,380

2,100,924

3,960,904

37,145,561

Fowls for breeding

1,112,122

7,297,476

434,867

2,413,662

11,258,127

Total laying and breeding fowls

6,821,475

32,671,856

2,535,791

6,374,566

48,403,688

Broilers/other table fowls

7,804,746

82,693,074

6,262,114

13,614,200

110,374,134

Other poultry(6)

115,875

10,179,047

199,295

412,362

10,906,579

Total poultry

14,742,096

125,543,977

8,997,200

20,401,128

169,684,401

Goats and kids

4,491

81,678

10,692

3,220

100,081

Deer

7,007

21,341

1,013

2,599

31,960

Horses:

Horses used in agriculture or horticulture

950

:

:

:

:

All other horses and ponies

36,043

:

:

:

:

Total horses

36,993

205,245

50,052

11,087

303,377

Camelids(7):

Alpacas

1,306

7,583

:

:

:

Llamas

393

1,163

:

:

:

Other camelids

93

:

:

:

:

Total camelids

1,792

:

:

:

:

Beehives

4,421

:

:

:

:

Other livestock

427

6,238

:

:

:

(1) Female dairy cattle aged 2 years old and over with offspring.

(2) Female beef cattle aged 2 years old and over with offspring.

(3) In Scotland, England and Wales data is obtained from the Cattle Tracing System and in Northern Ireland data from the Animal and Public Health Information System is used.

(4) Includes draft and cast ewes, and wethers in England and Wales.

(5) Includes barren sows for fattening in England.

(6) Includes turkeys, ducks, geese and guinea fowl. Includes ostriches in England and Wales.

(7) Scotland figure includes estimate for holdings that have not returned a census form since camelid data was first collected in 2010. Camelid figures are not compatible with previous editions of ERSA.

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