Results from the Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2023

Final results from the 2023 June Agricultural Census on land use, crop areas, livestock and the number of people working on agricultural holdings. Estimates for 2022 are published in the supporting documents.

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Farmed deer numbers increase

There was a 20 per cent increase in farmed deer in 2023 to 14,900 compared with the five year average (12,400 animals).

Figure 14: Farmed deer numbers between the five year average (2017:2021) and 2023

Bar chart with two bars comparing deer numbers over a five year period between 2017 to 2021 (12,400 deer) and 2023 (14,900 deer).



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