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Scottish Survey of Farm Structure and Methods, 2016

Scottish statistics from the EU Farm Structure Survey 2016.


Table 9: Number of holdings using various methods for selecting rams/bulls/semen

2013 2016
sheep beef cattle dairy cattle sheep beef cattle dairy cattle
number % number % number % number % number % number %
No information 9,546 80.5 6,923 71.0 3,712 86.8 9,496 76.6 5,220 58.1 184 18.0
breeds or traits 2,236 18.9 2,336 24.0 326 7.6 2,944 23.7 2,979 33.1 484 47.3
EBV 676 5.7 1,431 14.7 466 10.9 989 8.0 2,097 23.3 674 65.8
Total breeding 11,859 9,746 4,277 12,403 8,991 1,024

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