Information is compiled from a number of administrative data sources. Cattle data is taken from the Animal and Public Health Information System (APHIS), Sheep data is taken from the NI Sheep and Goat Inventory and Pig data is from the NI Pig inventory. This administrative data is supplemented by the June and December Agricultural surveys in order to create representative estimates for all of Northern Ireland as at December. Released 19 March 2020.
Further information is available from Farm Surveys Branch:Room 810, Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 3SB Email: Farmsurvey.PED@daera-ni.gov.uk
Telephone: 028 9052 5432