Welsh Livestock Numbers 

Figures as published in June Agricultural Survey

Welsh Sheep Numbers

(000 head) Total sheep and lambs Breeding ewes Lambs
(aged under 1 year)
2000 11,192 5,645 5,320
2001 9,941 5,086 4,602
2002 10,050 5,155 4,664
2003 9,860 5,017 4,565
2004 9,737 4,958 4,525
2005 9,510 4,732 4,557
2006 9,351 4,701 4,393
2007 8,987 4,529 4,227
2008 8,518 4,196 4,133
2009 8,238 3,996 4,038
2010 8,244 4,110 3,938
2011 8,619 4,118 4,340
2012 8,898 4,169 4,553
2013 9,461 4,275 4,888
2014 9,739 4,766 4,760

Source: Welsh Government

Welsh Cattle Numbers

(000 head) Total cattle and calves Female beef cattle
(aged 2 years or more)
Female beef cattle
(aged 1-2 years)
2004 1,266 263 105
2005 1,251 264 109
2006 1,216 259 104
2007 1,164 247 101
2008 1,143 242 98
2009 1,130 237 95
2010 1,138  242  92 
2011 1,123 237 86
2012 1,113 226 88
2013 1,095 220 89
2014 1,103 214 83

Source: Cattle Tracing Scheme

Welsh Pig Numbers

(000 head) Total pigs Breeding pigs Fattening pigs
2000 68 9 59
2001 40 8 32
2002 44 8 35
2003 48 7 41
2004 31 4 26
2005 28 4 25
2006 25 4 21
2007 24 4 20
2008 21 3 18
2009 22 4 19
2010 27  23 
2011 26 5 21
2012 29 5 24
2013 25 4 21
2014 28 4 24

Source: Welsh Government

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