Goats in Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

You asked for an approximation of how many goats are in Scotland.


The answer to your question is there are approximately 5,591 farmed goats in Scotland, at June 2018. Please note this value includes only farmed goats and not any wild goats.

The information you have requested is available from the results of the June Agricultural survey companion tables. The current estimate of goat numbers plus previous data for comparison is available on table 7.

The tables are published on the Government website here: June Agricultural Census

A PDF copy of the tables are available here: PDF of Tables

Data for June 2019 will be released in October 2019 and can be accessed here when published.

You can contact agric.stats@gov.scot if you have any further statistical queries.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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