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Survey Information

Survey Name:

December Livestock Survey

Business Area:

Register Section, Agriculture Division.

Survey Purpose:

To compile data on livestock, winter cereals, stock changes

Legislative Basis:

Regulation (EC) No 1165/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008


12 months (1st of December)

Target Population:

Agricultural holdings where the agricultural area utilised for farming is one hectare or more

Sampling Frame:

A register of agricultural holdings is used, which holds all identified farms in the state. This register is compiled from registers from the Department of Agriculture and Food.

Survey Size:

10,000 normally

Principal Variables Collected:

Area farmed, principal livestock categories, winter cereals, miscellaneous

Principal External Users:

Government, Eurostat, Agriculturalists

Contact Points

Business Area Specialists:

Gerard Reilly
Kathryn Foskin

The business specialists above can be contacted by e-mail using their

Methodology Documents