Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Questions (695)

Matt Carthy

Question:

695. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the total area used for agriculture here by sector and county, in tabular form. [19216/20]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Statistics on area farmed and livestock numbers are compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on a regional rather than a county basis in most cases. The table details, in respect of 2019 shows:

- area farmed (Utililsable Agricultural Area) in June by region and by type of land use

- number of cattle in June by region and by county

- number of sheep, pigs, poultry etc by region

Number of Livestock in June (000 Head) by Region, Year and Type of

2019

Total sheep

Total pigs

Total poultry

Total horses and ponies

Total mules, jennets and asses

Total goats

Total farmed deer

State

5,146

1,616

..

82

9.8

8.7

..

Northern and Western

2,468

475

..

24.2

5.3

3

..

Border

1,039

435

..

5.7

2.2

1.5

..

West

1,429

40

..

18.5

3.2

1.5

..

Southern

1,476

731

..

33.9

3.5

3.6

..

Mid-West

227

200

..

11.1

1.9

1.8

..

South-East

549

240

..

12.8

0.4

0.7

..

South-West

700

291

..

10.1

1.1

1.1

..

Eastern and Midland

1,202

410

..

23.9

1

2

..

Dublin and Mid-East

905

117

..

16.8

0.4

1.2

..

Midland

296

293

..

7

0.6

0.9

..

.. indicates that the observation is missing or fall under the limit of discretion/uncertainty.

Further details are available on the CSO website.