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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 5 Number of poultry, 2002 to 2012(1)

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 % Change
between
2011 & 2012
Fowls for producing eggs for eating
Pullets & hens in the laying flock:
- Hens in first laying season 2,666,080 2,888,061 2,714,110 2,972,939 2,963,953 3,063,395 2,974,388 3,074,212 3,749,800 3,635,069 3,601,429 -0.9%
- Moulted hens 35,457 27,231 31,877 30,309 34,020 39,062 32,908 41,563 37,683 27,811 28,543 2.6%
Pullets being reared for laying 801,252 948,336 1,089,741 943,750 905,380 1,071,295 779,965 1,168,417 1,611,523 1,368,054 1,398,864 2.3%
Total 3,502,789 3,863,628 3,835,728 3,946,998 3,903,353 4,173,752 3,787,261 4,284,192 5,399,006 5,030,934 5,028,836 0.0%
Fowls for breeding
Breeding hens 1,033,838 1,319,630 1,235,486 1,302,298 1,680,717 1,118,773 1,161,724 995,723 921,148 1,201,613 885,892 -26.3%
Cocks 107,075 107,742 46,331 117,504 112,422 114,660 118,612 106,845 101,415 137,685 126,190 -8.3%
Total 1,140,913 1,427,372 1,281,817 1,419,802 1,793,139 1,233,433 1,280,336 1,102,568 1,022,563 1,339,298 1,012,082 -24.4%
Broilers and other table birds 8,336,755 9,523,751 9,286,306 9,244,288 7,293,316 8,254,386 8,097,766 8,111,445 8,200,194 7,534,294 8,680,128 15.2%
Other Poultry 21,149 58,726 20,734 23,764 69,314 33,285 46,240 57,633 49,853 58,391 79,300 35.8%
Total other poultry (turkeys, broilers and other table birds, ducks, geese, guinea fowl) 8,357,904 9,582,506 9,307,040 9,268,052 7,362,630 8,287,671 8,144,006 8,169,078 8,250,047 7,592,685 8,759,428 15.4%
Total poultry 13,001,606 14,873,506 14,424,765 14,641,966 13,059,122 13,694,856 13,211,603 13,555,838 14,671,616 13,962,917 14,800,346 6.0%

(1) - Minor holdings accounting for about 0.5% of total poultry are excluded from these results

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