Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2019

Statistics regarding the area of crops and other farmland, livestock, agriculture workforce and rented farmland.

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Number of pigs

  • Number of pigs 319 thousand

The number of pigs increased over the past year. In June 2019 there were an estimate 319,000 pigs, a rise of one per cent. Pig numbers in Scotland have been trending downwards since a peak in 1973. 

Other livestock: farms also had:

  • 34,400 horses
  • 13,200 farmed deer
  • 1,400 donkeys
  • 4,700 beehives
  • 2,000 camelids



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