HC Deb 18 June 1991 vol 193 cc162-3W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the stocking levels are for cattle, sheep and pigs for each region within Scotland; and what stocking density per hectare this represents for cattle and sheep.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The number of cattle, sheep and pigs and the area of "grazing land" for each region within Scotland returned by main holdings at June 1990 is given in the following table. Reliable information on stocking densities is not readily available but my right hon. Friend the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food will write to the hon. Member with this information as soon as possible.

1 Total cattle, sheep and pigs.
2 Includes all grassland, rough grazing (including common grazing) and crops for stockfeeding.

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