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Agriculture - Selected Livestock numbers in December

Farm Animals in December (Thousand) by Type of Animal and Year


Farm animal20062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Total cattle 6,340.2 6,247.6 6,303.9 6,231.7 5,917.7 5,925.3 6,253.2 6,309.1 6,243.1 6,422.2 6,613.4
Dairy cows 1,022.8 1,017.3 1,024.1 1,022.4 1,006.9 1,035.6 1,060.3 1,082.5 1,127.7 1,239.9 1,295.2
Total sheep 3,826.3 3,530.5 3,422.9 3,182.6 3,122.0 3,321.3 3,430.3 3,324.1 3,324.9 3,324.8 3,438.2
Breeding sheep 3,021.2 2,744.7 2,603.0 2,440.0 2,419.1 2,524.2 2,576.3 2,546.3 2,503.6 2,485.9 2,479.7
Total pigs 1,620.0 1,500.5 1,510.7 1,501.9 1,500.4 1,552.9 1,493.5 1,469.1 1,505.7 1,474.5 1,527.8
Breeding pigs 168.9 160.2 152.1 159.8 150.9 147.7 145.7 145.8 147.0 140.1 146.6


Footnote

Cattle results have been obtained from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) AIM scheme.

Dairy cows are those kept principally to produce milk for human consumption.

Bulls used for breeding purposes only.

Gilts not yet served are at least 50 kg liveweight and intended for breeding

The regional composition is based on the NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units) classification used by Eurostat. The NUTS3 regions correspond to the eight Regional Authorities established under the Local Government Act, 1991, Regional Authorities Establishment Order 1993, which came into operation on 1 January 1994.