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Dairy Farming

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many holdings with dairy cows in each county in England there were in each year since 2001. (185648)

The following table shows the number of registered holdings in England with dairy cows from 2001 to 2006 by county/unitary authority.

Notes:

1. Dairy cows are cows and heifers in the dairy herd which have calved.

2. Estimates have been made for holdings not responding or not selected for the survey.

Source:

June Agricultural Survey

Holdings in England with dairy cows by county/unitary authority

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees

17

14

14

14

1

1

South Teesside

35

30

27

27

24

24

Darlington

24

21

1

19

1

15

Durham CC

147

142

133

131

124

123

Northumberland

109

100

98

93

97

102

Tyneside

1

1

1

6

1

1

Sunderland

1

1

1

1

0

0

West Cumbria

322

468

476

465

451

469

East Cumbria

695

869

875

855

835

809

Halton and Warrington

19

1

16

15

1

1

Cheshire CC

1,111

1,018

963

937

887

880

Greater Manchester South

34

30

25

25

24

24

Greater Manchester North

119

96

89

88

85

87

Blackburn with Darwen

35

30

1

28

1

22

Blackpool

0

0

0

0

0

1

Lancashire CC

1,081

952

914

880

847

849

East Merseyside

1

1

1

1

1

1

Liverpool

1

1

1

1

1

0

Sefton

1

1

1

1

1

1

Wirral

19

18

1

16

1

15

Kingston upon Hull, City of

1

1

1

1

1

1

East Riding of Yorkshire

111

98

1

96

1

87

North and North East Lincolnshire

1

1

1

12

1

1

York

24

21

19

19

1

18

North Yorkshire CC

1,207

1,121

1,070

1,012

977

965

Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

116

105

100

100

94

92

Sheffield

49

42

1

37

1

34

Bradford

77

66

1

63

1

58

Leeds

40

36

1

31

1

31

Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

171

145

133

125

125

130

Derby

0

1

1

1

1

1

East Derbyshire

125

112

106

104

106

96

South and West Derbyshire

682

602

562

549

543

529

Nottingham

0

0

0

0

0

0

North Nottinghamshire

79

76

68

64

66

62

South Nottinghamshire

1

1

1

45

1

47

Leicester

1

1

1

1

1

1

Leicestershire CC and Rutland

377

338

317

305

303

282

Northamptonshire

117

103

95

89

87

82

Lincolnshire

131

115

105

105

102

99

Herefordshire, County of

249

228

1

221

1

228

Worcestershire

237

221

1

199

187

177

Warwickshire

242

210

198

192

175

184

Telford and Wrekin

41

36

1

36

1

38

Shropshire CC

875

807

778

751

723

730

Stoke-on-Trent

1

1

1

1

1

14

Staffordshire CC

1,088

998

945

921

896

869

Birmingham

1

1

1

1

1

1

Solihull

19

18

1

16

1

17

Coventry

1

1

1

1

1

1

Dudley and Sandwell

6

1

1

5

1

5

Walsall and Wolverhampton

1

1

1

1

0

0

Peterborough

1

1

1

1

1

1

Cambridgeshire CC

35

34

33

31

33

29

Norfolk

186

173

158

145

144

146

Suffolk

115

106

101

96

95

91

Luton

0

1

1

1

1

0

Bedfordshire CC

37

31

28

27

25

25

Hertfordshire

55

50

41

40

39

38

Southend-on-Sea

0

0

0

0

0

0

Thurrock

1

1

1

1

1

1

Essex CC

91

74

67

63

60

56

Inner London—West

0

0

0

0

0

0

Inner London—East

0

1

1

1

1

1

Outer London—East and North East

1

0

0

0

1

1

Outer London—South

1

1

1

1

1

1

Outer London—West and North West

1

7

1

7

1

7

Berkshire

60

52

48

46

45

44

Milton Keynes

10

1

1

7

1

8

Buckinghamshire CC

134

110

99

96

101

96

Oxfordshire

161

138

120

116

112

118

Brighton and Hove

1

1

1

1

1

1

East Sussex CC

162

138

125

124

119

113

Surrey

102

92

83

82

86

77

West Sussex

178

158

142

138

129

130

Portsmouth

0

0

0

0

0

1

Southampton

0

0

0

0

1

1

Hampshire CC

269

242

227

221

199

198

Isle of Wight

61

53

1

51

1

44

Medway

1

1

1

0

1

0

Kent CC

167

138

129

129

128

120

Bristol, City of

0

0

0

0

0

1

North and N E Somerset, South Gloucestershire

357

328

310

306

288

279

Gloucestershire

410

394

380

371

335

321

Swindon

34

32

1

28

1

30

Wiltshire CC

554

498

466

438

412

401

Bournemouth and Poole

1

0

1

1

1

1

Dorset CC

725

651

612

594

572

564

Somerset

1,190

1,075

1,019

978

941

918

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

1,222

1,101

1,029

1,019

971

956

Plymouth

1

1

1

1

1

0

Torbay

1

1

1

1

1

1

Devon CC

1,843

1,798

1,713

1,671

1,616

1,584

England

18,125

16,897

16,027

15,554

14,980

14,772

1 Suppressed to prevent disclosure of information about individual holdings.

Note:

Automated and manual processing systems used for protecting the confidentiality of individual holdings lead to differing patterns of suppression across the years.

Source:

June Agricultural Survey