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Livestock Holdings

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many livestock holdings there are currently in the United Kingdom.

West Germany, (c) the Netherlands and (d) Italy for (i) beef, (ii) lamb, (iii) pigmeat, (iv) milk products and (v) eggs in 1987, 1988 and 1989.

The information requested is given in £ million in the following table. Except for bacon and ham only fresh, chilled or frozen meat has been included.

Based on the June 1989 Agricultural census, the estimated number of United Kingdom holdings, excluding minor holdings, with any type of livestock, including poultry, is 183,813.