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Survey of agriculture and horticulture

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  • Release date: 21 November 2017
  • Period covered: June 2017
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 increased by 2.3 per cent to 10.0 million in June 2017. Since falling as low as 8.5 million in 2010, the number of sheep and lambs has shown a steady increase in recent years.
  • There was a 1 per cent increase in the size of both dairy and beef herds over the past 12 months. However, the number of cattle overall remained at a level of 1.1 million.


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