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2008
Region

Cereals General Cropping Horticulture Specialist Pigs Specialist Poultry Dairy

North East

Holdings

1,069

100

121

67

175

149

Total Farmers

1,716

155

181

90

257

291

North West

Holdings

814

591

746

206

717

2,403

Total Farmers

1,240

1,007

1,146

318

1,076

5,130

Yorkshire and The Humber

Holdings

3,387

1,192

635

435

792

925

Total Farmers

5,196

2,003

899

602

1,159

1,909

East Midlands

Holdings

4,310

1,358

768

229

756

785

Total Farmers

6,294

2,091

1,129

304

977

1,488

West Midlands

Holdings

2,374

966

1,246

264

835

1,510

Total Farmers

3,594

1,633

1,823

376

1,280

2,944

Eastern

Holdings

5,668

2,611

1,336

472

925

188

Total Farmers

8,061

3,922

1,969

651

1,159

282

South East (inc London)

Holdings

3,231

586

1,812

339

900

551

Total Farmers

4,515

882

2,667

449

1,364

911

South West

Holdings

3,344

720

2,382

588

1,706

3,601

Total Farmers

4,786

1,151

3,450

835

2,605

7,167

England

Holdings

24,197

8,124

9,046

2,600

6,806

10,112

Total Farmers

35,402

12,843

13,263

3,625

9,877

20,122


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Region

Grazing Livestock (LFA) Grazing Livestock (lowland) Mixed Other All Types

North East

Holdings

1,493

786

450

3,039

7,449

Total Farmers

2,458

1,080

756

1,415

8,399

North West

Holdings

3,680

3,340

753

11,180

24,430

Total Farmers

5,733

4,781

1,299

4,839

26,569

Yorkshire and The Humber

Holdings

2,927

2,395

1,163

8,892

22,743

Total Farmers

4,497

3,209

2,044

3,957

25,476

East Midlands

Holdings

943

3,028

993

9,342

22,512

Total Farmers

1,383

4,066

1,631

4,070

23,433

West Midlands

Holdings

1,613

5,003

1,412

12,326

27,549

Total Farmers

2,490

7,038

2,539

5,378

29,095

Eastern

Holdings

0

2,170

850

9,455

23,675

Total Farmers

0

2,901

1,401

4,205

24,550

South East (inc London)

Holdings

0

5,383

1,219

14,423

28,444

Total Farmers

0

7,490

1,968

7,312

27,557

South West

Holdings

2,359

10,680

2,515

25,823

53,718

Total Farmers

3,633

15,263

4,276

11,260

54,425

England

Holdings

13,015

32,785

9,355

94,480

210,520

Total Farmers

20,194

45,827

15,915

42,436

219,505

Notes:
(a) Total farmers includes full and part time farmers, partners, directors and spouses if working on the holding.
Source:
June Agriculture Survey

Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of (a) sheep, (b) cattle and (c) pigs in each region in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement. [266454]

Jane Kennedy: The following tables show the number of sheep, cattle and pigs by region in England at June each year for 2006-08.

(a) Sheep numbers

2006 2007 2008

North East

1,937,418

1,935,131

1,942,443

North West

3,020,311

2,969,866

3,010,555

Yorkshire and The Humber

2,182,891

2,161,907

2,189,533

East Midlands

1,254,989

1,235,414

1,221,495

West Midlands

2,310,435

2,270,858

2,262,634

Eastern

343,076

354,705

360,095

South East (inc London)

1,367,876

1,346,358

1,362,784

South West

3,256,412

3,162,338

3,185,675

England Total

15,673,409

15,436,577

15,535,215


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