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Results from the December 2012 Scottish Agricultural Survey

This publication contains results from the 2012 December Agricultural Survey covering

winter sown crops, hay and silage production, livestock and machinery. It provides

commentary and graphics on the latest annual changes and trends over the past ten years,

together with comparisons with June Census results.

This document is part of a collection


Table 3 Number of sheep, 2002 to 2012(1)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 % Change
between
2011 & 2012
Sheep 1 year old or over
Ewes kept for breeding 2,566,309 2,540,941 2,494,487 2,438,146 2,380,091 2,302,063 2,134,176 2,130,697 2,066,584 2,038,330 2,063,496 1.2%
Shearling ewes put to ram 777,491 776,161 789,873 743,253 700,234 705,721 674,431 651,643 682,852 657,376 665,960 1.3%
Shearling ewes not put to ram 38,385 35,379 40,891 31,336 31,910 32,122 28,839 25,788 19,298 23,905 30,351 27.0%
Rams kept for service 94,576 94,790 94,883 93,496 90,842 89,969 84,041 81,898 81,961 80,368 80,996 0.8%
Other sheep 127,492 115,649 146,708 123,099 124,630 129,289 110,071 92,365 103,300 97,116 109,502 12.8%
Total 3,604,253 3,562,920 3,566,842 3,429,330 3,327,707 3,259,164 3,031,558 2,982,391 2,953,995 2,897,095 2,950,305 1.8%
Sheep under 1 year old
Ewe lambs put to ram 78,993 100,047 90,890 85,911 87,127 88,883 70,679 94,213 95,109 102,263 85,867 -16.0%
Ewe lambs for future breeding 698,350 698,574 621,806 605,466 586,746 605,395 560,784 560,662 561,361 551,787 579,651 5.0%
Ram lambs intended for service 30,959 32,898 33,033 30,598 28,982 29,575 28,416 28,711 29,595 28,474 29,939 5.1%
Other sheep and lambs 1,039,543 1,052,712 1,135,663 1,107,923 1,170,344 1,132,978 1,031,516 953,407 944,707 885,562 1,017,720 14.9%
Total 1,847,845 1,884,231 1,881,392 1,829,898 1,873,199 1,856,831 1,691,395 1,636,993 1,630,772 1,568,086 1,713,177 9.3%
Total sheep 5,452,098 5,447,151 5,448,234 5,259,228 5,200,906 5,115,995 4,722,953 4,619,384 4,584,767 4,465,181 4,663,482 4.4%

(1) - Minor holdings accounting for about 3.6% of total sheep are excluded from these results

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