In 2014, Scottish sheep farmers generated a turnover of £255m, 8.5%of all Scottish agricultural output, from the sale of animals for meat production and breeding. Sheep production is the most common enterprise found on Scottish farm holdings with some 28% of holdings keeping sheep.
Sheep production is concentrated in the South of Scotland, with Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish borders the home to 31% of all the breeding sheep followed by Highland region with a further 15% of breeding sheep. (QMS)
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