HC Deb 10 July 1987 vol 119 c273W
Mr. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average size of sheep flocks in Scotland.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The average size of the Scottish breeding ewe flock, as recorded at the June 1986 agricultural census, was 232 ewes. The average number of breeding ewes on full time specialist sheep farms in the less favoured areas was 969.

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