Statistical data set

Livestock numbers in England and the UK

Annual statistics on the number of livestock in England and the UK in June and December.

These data series include annual statistics on the number of cattle, sheep and pigs in England and the UK as at 1 June and 1 December each year. For all June Survey results please go to Structure of the agricultural industry.

Livestock numbers in the United Kingdom (ODS, 98 KB)

Livestock numbers in England (ODS, 110 KB)

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Published 14 March 2013
Last updated 31 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added livestock population dataset for the United Kingdom at December 2021.

  2. Updated Livestock numbers in England data set with data to December 2021.

  3. Edited to include amended data set.

  4. Removed out of date content from the landing page. Also renamed titles for datasets to exclude date references and removed the England pig populations only" dataset which will now be included in the Livestock numbers for England dataset.

  5. Edited England dataset to include pig populations as at 1 December 2021.

  6. Updated with 2020 data for England and the UK.

  7. Updated with 2019 UK data.

  8. Updated with England 2019 data.

  9. Updated UK dataset to include December 2018 figures.

  10. Updated with livestock numbers in England to December 2018 dataset.

  11. Updated UK dataset to include December 2017 figures.

  12. Updated with livestock numbers in England to December 2017 dataset.

  13. Updated with Livestock numbers in the UK (data to December 2016).

  14. Updated England dataset with 2016 figures.

  15. Updated with Livestock numbers in the UK (data to December 2015).

  16. Updated livestock numbers in England dataset.

  17. Page amended to reflect collection of June and December statistics

  18. Added hay and silage figures for 2013 to the data set for England.

  19. Updated with UK figures to 2013.

  20. Updated to include December 2013 England figures.

  21. Data sets with figures to December 2012 added for England and the UK.

  22. First published.