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Livestock

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many livestock farms there were in each county in each year since 1997. (281991)

The number of livestock holdings by county/unitary authority in England 1997 to 2008 is shown on the following tables. Livestock holdings are those holding types where livestock is the main activity and cover dairy, specialist pigs, specialist poultry, grazing livestock in both lowland and less favoured areas and mixed holdings. Holdings designated as mixed are included as these are holdings with a mixture of crops and livestock where neither activity is dominant.

Figures prior to 2000 include main holdings only; from 2000 onwards all holdings are included.

Table 1: Number of holdings where livestock is the predominant activity 1997-2002

Counties/unitary authorities

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees

92

85

93

91

93

97

South Teesside

98

97

97

101

114

113

Darlington

105

105

102

101

89

89

Durham CC

1,290

1,249

1,269

1,259

1,132

1,314

Northumberland

1,589

1,542

1,592

1,504

1,367

1,482

Tyneside

66

61

65

65

76

79

Sunderland

13

13

15

14

15

14

West Cumbria

1,643

1,619

1,626

1,621

1,085

1,587

East Cumbria

3,621

3,582

3,542

3,428

2,473

3,358

Halton and Warrington

57

56

60

60

60

61

Cheshire CC

2,513

2,470

2,461

2,461

2,463

2,498

Greater Manchester South

169

162

173

179

193

194

Greater Manchester North

544

537

521

520

553

557

Blackburn with Darwen

142

137

132

131

137

143

Blackpool

*

*

*

6

7

8

Lancashire CC

3,057

3,027

2,991

3,121

3,113

3,174

East Merseyside

36

37

34

36

37

42

Liverpool

*

*

*

*

*

5

Sefton

17

18

16

14

19

24

Wirral

41

38

41

45

50

51

Kingston upon Hull, City of

*

*

*

*

*

*

East Riding of Yorkshire

787

752

750

792

804

840

North and North East Lincolnshire

145

158

147

182

209

217

York

124

124

122

127

132

134

North Yorkshire CC

4,945

4,925

4,936

5,009

4,892

5,124

Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

447

419

418

460

496

512

Sheffield

157

155

151

161

169

179

Bradford

448

442

439

462

494

510

Leeds

229

220

221

229

229

246

Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

1,017

1,013

1,000

1,098

1,164

1,212

Derby

15

15

17

10

12

13

East Derbyshire

409

400

398

424

449

451

South and West Derbyshire

2,137

2,110

2,117

2,036

2,122

2,167

Nottingham

*

*

*

*

5

5

North Nottinghamshire

356

362

352

411

438

460

South Nottinghamshire

225

225

226

252

262

262

Leicester

*

*

*

*

*

*

Leicestershire CC and Rutland

1,490

1,433

1,437

1,388

1,445

1,480

Northamptonshire

888

865

853

921

926

928

Lincolnshire

944

946

950

1,047

1,143

1,235

Herefordshire, County of

2,136

2,112

2,090

2,197

1,969

2,075

Worcestershire

1,435

1,412

1,426

1,471

1,401

1,512

Warwickshire

1,147

1,139

1,137

1,167

1,143

1,150

Telford and Wrekin

107

108

111

124

136

136

Shropshire CC

3,048

3,010

3,040

3,117

3,072

3,176

Stoke-on-Trent

33

33

33

30

34

40

Staffordshire CC

3,066

3,017

2,990

3,014

3,003

3,117

Birmingham

11

10

13

12

9

10

Solihull

114

111

115

109

108

108

Coventry

28

27

30

33

33

37

Dudley and Sandwell

19

20

23

22

21

23

Walsall and Wolverhampton

25

20

25

26

23

21

Peterborough

26

29

28

27

32

42

Cambridgeshire CC

318

321

314

326

387

419

Norfolk

1,228

1,272

1,246

1,368

1,523

1,613

Suffolk

857

851

863

967

1,024

1,088

Luton

*

*

*

*

*

*

Bedfordshire CC

244

243

239

244

275

298

Hertfordshire

333

330

315

325

371

379

Southend-on-Sea

*

*

*

0

0

0

Thurrock

39

40

36

35

40

41

Essex CC

630

627

617

666

773

797

Inner London—west

0

0

0

0

*

*

Inner London—east

*

*

*

*

*

8

Outer London—east and north-east

29

27

24

28

30

33

Outer London—south

38

37

40

29

35

34

Outer London—west and north-west

37

38

39

35

36

33

Berkshire

335

349

348

324

339

348

Milton Keynes

75

84

81

78

80

80

Buckinghamshire CC

807

811

844

793

821

823

Oxfordshire

815

819

850

858

903

926

Brighton and Hove

9

11

11

12

11

11

East Sussex CC

1,174

1,181

1,235

1,177

1,249

1,289

Surrey

681

662

697

683

750

775

West Sussex

825

804

805

774

844

868

Portsmouth

*

*

*

*

*

*

Southampton

10

11

12

9

14

13

Hampshire CC

1,187

1,212

1,258

1,265

1,382

1,438

Isle of Wight

255

262

267

251

272

275

Medway

15

18

18

19

23

25

Kent CC

1,366

1,343

1,416

1,433

1,512

1,612

Bristol, City of

7

6

7

13

17

16

N. and N.E. Somerset, South Glos.

1,145

1,123

1,133

1,180

1,232

1,253

Gloucestershire

1,910

1,881

1,894

1,939

1,779

1,984

Swindon

87

86

86

83

92

95

Wiltshire CC

1,544

1,508

1,516

1,540

1,608

1,651

Bournemouth and Poole

15

14

16

15

16

14

Dorset CC

1,892

1,865

1,865

1,919

1,962

1,966

Somerset

3,566

3,488

3,533

3,656

3,740

3,840

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

4,407

4,304

4,262

4,304

4,331

4,391

Plymouth

27

23

22

13

15

15

Torbay

26

23

23

21

23

23

Devon CC

8,202

8,062

8,068

7,655

7,118

7,809

England

75,210

74,204

74,442

75,169

74,095

78,608

Notes:

1. Livestock holdings are those holding types where livestock is the main activity. Holdings designated as mixed are also included, these are holdings with a mixture of crops and livestock where neither activity is dominant.

2. * denotes data that have been suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual holdings.

3. Data for 1997 are for main holdings only. From 2000 onwards all holdings are included.

Source:

June Agriculture Survey

Table 2: Number of holdings where livestock is the predominant activity 2003 to 2008

Counties/unitary authorities

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees

96

101

100

94

84

77

South Teesside

114

121

119

109

108

102

Darlington

89

96

100

92

93

89

Durham CC

1,321

1,317

1,332

1,305

1,277

1,294

Northumberland

1,481

1,469

1,498

1,499

1,479

1,458

Tyneside

75

80

89

78

89

81

Sunderland

13

14

18

13

20

19

West Cumbria

1,584

1,589

1,586

1,623

1,541

1,559

East Cumbria

3,347

3,304

3,305

3,282

3,277

3,278

Halton and Warrington

69

74

77

67

55

56

Cheshire CC

2,473

2,496

2,481

2,420

2,285

2,272

Greater Manchester South

197

196

192

180

172

181

Greater Manchester North

554

555

559

553

485

494

Blackburn with Darwen

141

140

139

145

133

136

Blackpool

8

9

10

8

7

8

Lancashire CC

3,129

3,125

3,156

3,061

2,969

3,012

East Merseyside

40

40

45

35

38

38

Liverpool

*

*

5

*

5

5

Sefton

24

23

25

24

17

19

Wirral

51

52

51

48

41

41

Kingston Upon Hull, City of

*

*

*

*

*

*

East Riding of Yorkshire

848

880

891

834

835

837

North And North East Lincolnshire

212

218

220

209

212

212

York

134

128

131

124

127

127

North Yorkshire CC

5,129

5,161

5,143

5,052

4,975

4,981

Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham

516

527

524

477

444

455

Sheffield

183

189

197

188

173

170

Bradford

516

523

526

510

492

499

Leeds

251

252

247

229

213

217

Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield

1,214

1,220

1,228

1,177

1,110

1,137

Derby

15

14

14

18

10

14

East Derbyshire

451

448

453

415

417

409

South and West Derbyshire

2,176

2,192

2,216

2,197

2,096

2,104

Nottingham

6

8

9

7

*

*

North Nottinghamshire

440

461

486

460

453

446

South Nottinghamshire

254

247

257

250

233

228

Leicester

*

*

6

*

*

*

Leicestershire CC and Rutland

1,476

1,460

1,478

1,406

1,333

1,331

Northamptonshire

928

927

933

896

891

892

Lincolnshire

1,231

1,299

1,363

1,294

1,289

1,303

Herefordshire, County of

2,099

2,127

2,120

2,107

2,027

2,018

Worcestershire

1,507

1,526

1,528

1,450

1,374

1,381

Warwickshire

1,141

1,142

1,149

1,098

1,075

1,094

Telford and Wrekin

139

145

147

150

131

136

Shropshire CC

3,149

3,165

3,204

3,117

3,027

2,996

Stoke-on-Trent

38

42

41

50

35

39

Staffordshire CC

3,086

3,077

3,066

2,948

2,795

2,801

Birmingham

9

10

11

11

9

10

Solihull

103

104

104

98

91

95

Coventry

36

39

38

40

32

29

Dudley and Sandwell

27

31

32

21

21

21

Walsall and Wolverhampton

20

19

19

17

19

17

Peterborough

44

46

52

41

36

36

Cambridgeshire CC

432

468

495

445

435

435

Norfolk

1,635

1,732

1,821

1,660

1,637

1,629

Suffolk

1,112

1,157

1,193

1,104

1,061

1,087

Luton

*

*

5

*

*

*

Bedfordshire CC

307

326

333

283

277

279

Hertfordshire

380

383

403

369

328

329

Southend-on-Sea

*

*

*

*

*

*

Thurrock

42

42

40

42

33

35

Essex CC

818

846

878

765

738

769

Inner London—west

*

5

6

5

*

*

Inner London—east

8

8

9

8

8

8

Outer London—east and north-east

33

36

34

27

29

29

Outer London—south

35

34

34

26

28

27

Outer London—west and north-west

36

40

44

39

34

34

Berkshire

351

376

406

359

335

339

Milton Keynes

84

81

79

79

69

67

Buckinghamshire CC

839

863

868

810

780

818

Oxfordshire

911

905

924

913

843

854

Brighton and Hove

11

11

11

11

8

8

East Sussex CC

1304

1330

1331

1292

1246

1282

Surrey

778

775

797

720

666

656

West Sussex

879

875

902

873

839

846

Portsmouth

*

*

*

*

*

*

Southampton

13

13

14

11

9

10

Hampshire CC

1,498

1,546

1,574

1,485

1,429

1,457

Isle of Wight

287

289

287

275

261

265

Medway

30

35

37

32

29

32

Kent CC

1,666

1,727

1,764

1,684

1,614

1,655

Bristol, City of

20

24

24

24

26

26

N. and N.E. Somerset, South Glos.

1,246

1,256

1,258

1,214

1,146

1,142

Gloucestershire

1,987

1,987

2,028

1,945

1,893

1,874

Swindon

93

89

81

81

64

63

Wiltshire CC

1,644

1,633

1,647

1,593

1,515

1,516

Bournemouth and Poole

16

17

19

16

15

13

Dorset CC

1,979

1,985

1,990

1,949

1,863

1,868

Somerset

3,835

3,813

3,840

3,757

3,660

3,692

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

4,386

4,367

4,358

4,255

3,912

3,923

Plymouth

15

19

20

20

14

15

Torbay

23

25

28

26

28

32

Devon CC

7,787

7,773

7,854

7,628

7,334

7,285

England

78,724

79,339

80,166

77,370

74,372

74,673

Notes:

1. Livestock holdings are those holding types where livestock is the main activity. Holdings designated as mixed are also included, these are holdings with a mixture of crops and livestock where neither activity is dominant.

2. * denotes data that have been suppressed to protect the confidentiality of individual holdings.

Source:

June Agriculture Survey