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1019: Structure of the Industry

This paper is taken from Chapter 3 of the Defra publication ‘Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2009’

Year of Publication2010

In 2009 compared with 2008 the total UK croppable area increased by 2.3% to 6.2 million ha; the total number of cattle fell by 0.8% to 10 million head; there were 4.7 million pigs, an increase of 0.2%; the number of sheep and lambs decreased by 3.3% to 32 million; the total number of people employed in agriculture increased slightly to 535,000.

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