December Livestock Survey

Department/Agency

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

The number of cattle, sheep and other livestock in December of each year.


A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.

Source

The CSO December Livestock Survey and administrative data from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

Scope

Farms where the agricultural area used was at least 1 hectare. Farms with less than 1 hectare are also included if they are engaged in intensive production. Frequency

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

December of the survey year

Start date

1975

Timeliness

10 weeks after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Livestock
    Dairy cows; Other cows; Bulls; Cattle male 2 years and over; Cattle female 2 years and over; Cattle male 1-2 years; Cattle female 1-2 years; Cattle male under 1 year; Cattle female under 1 year; Breeding sheep (Ewes (2 years and over; Under 2 years); Rams); Other sheep; Pigs (Breeding pigs (Gilts in pig; Sows in pig; Other sows for breeding; Gilts not yet served; Boars); Other pigs (80kg and over; 50kg and under 80kg; 20kg and under 50kg; Less than 20kg).

Theme

Business Sectors - Agriculture and Fishing

Page Created

2008-02-25

Page Modified

2017-05-12

Keywords

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