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Hill, Upland and Crofting Farmer-led Group: climate change evidence

A summary of existing evidence around Hill, Upland and Crofting (HUC) farming, including greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division.


Annex B – Tables

Table B1. Cattle and sheep numbers and holdings by region, 2019
NUTS2 Region Specialist Lowland holdings Holdings with no LFA land
Animals (000's) Holdings Animals (000's) Holdings
Cattle Sheep Cattle Sheep
North East Scotland 76 149 700 145 242 1,300
Eastern Scotland 39 138 600 122 260 1,400
Southern Scotland 54 109 600 99 198 1,000
Highlands & Islands 9 29 200 28 65 300
West Central Scotland 4 2 100 5 3 100
Total 182 427 2,100 400 768 4,100

Source: June Agricultural Census 2019, via RESAS Agricultural Analysis Unit

Table B2. Cattle and sheep numbers and holdings by herd size, 2019
NUTS2 Region Specialist Lowland holdings Holdings with no LFA land
Animals (000's) Holdings Animals (000's) Holdings
Cattle Sheep Cattle Sheep
1-149 22 27.0 1,400 60 40 2,500
150-299 28 19.4 200 78 43 600
300-499 30 29.6 200 74 60 300
500-999 38 83.0 200 83 161 300
1000 & over 64 267.9 200 104 465 300
Total 182 426.8 2,100 400 768 4,100

Source: June Agricultural Census 2019, via RESAS Agricultural Analysis

Table B3. Agricultural workforce in the LFA sector(s), 2019
Category Specialist Lowland Holdings Holdings with No LFA Land
Holdings Workforce Holdings Workforce
Occupiers and spouses working more than half time 1,100 1,300 2,400 3,000
Occupiers and spouses working less than half time 1,200 1,600 1,700 2,100
Full-time employees 400 700 1,300 3,000
Part-time employees 300 400 800 1,200
Casual and seasonal workers 200 200 400 2,000
Total workforce 2,000 4,300 3,500 11,400

Source: June Agricultural Census 2019, via RESAS Agricultural Analysis Unit

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