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Survey of agriculture and horticulture

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  • Release date: 27 November 2018
  • Period covered: 1 June 2018
These annual results provide estimates for Wales as a whole for agricultural land use, livestock on farms and the number of people working on agricultural holdings as at 1 June.

Key points

  • The number of sheep and lambs fell by 5 per cent from the figure in 2017. A likely contributory factor in this was the “Beast from the East” in spring this year.
  • The Welsh dairy herd is at its highest level in the last 15 years. In contrast the beef herd has fallen by over 20 per cent over the same period.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6822
Email: stats.agric@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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