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Survey of Agriculture: UK and England - December 2002

by 5m Editor
10 March 2003, at 12:00am

By DEFRA - Extracts (pig bias) of the final results from the December 2002 survey of agriculture for the UK and England, together with comparative figures for 2000 and 2001.

United Kingdom Figures

Livestock numbers in 2001 will have been affected by the FMD outbreak.

Pigs

The pig breeding herd fell by 5 per cent between December 2001 and December 2002. There was also a fall of 6 per cent in the number of other pigs for fattening.

Basis of survey results

UK estimates of crops and livestock are given for 2 December 2002. These incorporate the December survey results for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Notes:

(a) Includes estimates for minor holdings.
(b) Weights are liveweight.
* Based on unrounded figures.

Totals may not necessarily agree with the sum of their components due to rounding.

Publications

For England, the results are based on final estimates from the December farm based survey of Agriculture 2002 and were published on 6 March 2003 (News Release no.Stats 10/03).

Final results for Wales were published by the
National Assembly for Wales,
Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF1 3NQ
on 13 March 2003
(tel no. 029 2082 5052).

Final results for Scotland were published by the
Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department,
Pentland House, 47 Robbs Loan, Edinburgh, EH14 1YT
on 12 March 2003
(tel no 0131 556 8400 ext 6149).

Final results for Northern Ireland were published in Press Release no. 048/03 and on the DARD website www.dardni.gov.uk by the
Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland,
Dundonald House, Belfast, BT4 3SB
on 17 February 2003
(tel no 01232 524528).

Enquiries to:

Farming Statistics - tel (01904) 455332 / 455329
e-mail:
Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs, Room 133A,
Foss House, Kings Pool,
1 - 2 Peasholme Green,
York YO1 7PX

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England Only Figures

Pigs

The pig breeding herd fell by 3 per cent. There was also a fall of 5 per cent in other pigs for fattening with the biggest decreases in the 50 - 110kg categories.

Basis of survey results

The results are based on returns from approximately 13,000 main holdings in England and are therefore subject to a degree of sampling error. Estimates have been included for minor holdings.

Notes:

(a) Includes estimates for minor holdings.
(b) Weights are liveweight.
* Based on unrounded figures.

Totals may not necessarily agree with the sum of their components due to rounding.

Confidence indicators:
Tick based confidence indicators have been shown against the December 2002 figures. Ranging from 3 ticks good, to no ticks poor. The ranges relate to the Relative Standard Errors (RSE) as shown above.

This year for the first time we are also showing confidence intervals against the figures. These show the range of values that may apply to the figures. They are based on the RSE multiplied by 1.96 which gives a 95% confidence interval. We are 95% confident that the true value lies within this range either side of the estimate.

Results for England

Cattle, Pigs and Sheep: Numbers on farm at 2nd December 2002.

Enquiries to:

Farming Statistics - tel (01904) 455332 / 455329
e-mail:
Department for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs, Room 133A,
Foss House, Kings Pool,
1 - 2 Peasholme Green,
York YO1 7PX

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