Official Statistics

UK farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR): breed inventory results

Annual statistics on farm animal genetic resources in the United Kingdom.

Documents

Machine Readable: UK FAnGR breed inventory dataset - 2021 inventory data

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Machine Readable: UK FAnGR poultry inventory - dataset (experimental statistics)

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Details

This release presents results from an annual inventory for monitoring livestock breed populations and breeding structures. It provides data on the status and trends in the domestic cattle, sheep, pig, goat and horse farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) with continuous data from 2000 to 2020 for around 100 breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and horses which are present in the UK.

We have added experimental statistics for the genetic resources of domestic poultry animals covering: Chickens; Ducks; Geese and Turkeys to complement the main publication.

Next update: see the statistics release calendar

For further information please contact:
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Defra Helpline: 03459 33 55 77 (Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm)

Published 4 June 2015
Last updated 12 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated breed inventory with data for 2021. This included a statistical notice, data set and machine readable dataset.

  2. Updated Poultry inventory with data for 2021. This included a statistical notice, data set and machine readable dataset.

  3. Update to the Machine readable: UK FAnGR breed inventory dataset to 2020 inventory data.

  4. Edited with updated data set and statistics notices.

  5. Updated statistical notice and data time series (ods version) for the breed inventory with 2020 data. The csv file will be updated in the coming weeks.

  6. Remove link to the UK FAnGR breed inventory interactive data explorer.

  7. Added poultry statistics (new) and replaced all other livestock files due to an additional indicator (cryogenic material) being made available which adds further insight into the robustness of genetic material in UK pedigree farm animals.

  8. The UK FAnGR Breed Inventory datasets have been updated to include additional data for the British Blue cattle in 2018 and 2019, as well as estimated breeding female population for the British Lop and KuneKune pigs in 2020.

  9. Added latest statistical notice and datasets, 2019 figures.

  10. Updated to include 2018 data.

  11. Revised UK farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) dataset.

  12. Minor revisions to UK FAnGR Breed Inventory dataset.

  13. Added statistic release in 'pdf' format.

  14. Updated statistical release with new interactive data explorer and updated dataset to include data up to 2017.

  15. Updated dataset only.

  16. Updated with statistical notice and dataset to include date up to 2016.

  17. Further quality assurance amendment to UK farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) dataset.

  18. Amended UK farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) dataset.

  19. Updated time series document due to typo error.

  20. Revised UK FAnGR Breed Inventory dataset published.

  21. Updated with notice and dataset to include date up to 2015.

  22. Revised dataset.

  23. Dataset updated with Feral Cheviot goats data 2014

  24. First published.