Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (792)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

792. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of breeding ewes in each of the years 2016 to 2018, according to the annual sheep census; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44436/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The number of breeding ewes recorded in the annual sheep census, which is carried out in December each year, for the years 2016 to 2018 are as follows -

December 2016 - 2,640,048

December 2017 - 2,646,078

December 2018 - 2,560,180