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New livestock population maps

Subject Overview

The latest Livestock Demographic Data Group (LDDG) reports for sheep, goats, cattle and poultry are now available on each Species Expert Group webpages, under ‘population information’.  These reports show the density of each livestock species as a map of GB and are based on the best data we have available to date.

The reports are available directly here:

Avian: http://apha.defra.gov.uk/documents/surveillance/diseases/lddg-pop-report-avian-1118.pdf

Cattle: http://apha.defra.gov.uk/documents/surveillance/diseases/lddg-pop-report-cattle-1118.pdf

Goats: http://apha.defra.gov.uk/documents/surveillance/diseases/lddg-pop-report-goat-1118.pdf

Sheep: http://apha.defra.gov.uk/documents/surveillance/diseases/lddg-pop-report-sheep-1118.pdf

The aim of the Livestock Demographic Data Groups (LDDGs) is to enhance understanding of livestock demographics and associated data in GB. This includes development of demographic risk indicators which may be used to monitor changes in the risk of disease introduction or transmission to and between livestock. 

The LDDGs also aim to provide expertise on livestock demographic data for ad hoc consultancy requests, to better understand our livestock populations, their movements and behaviours, and to build capability, understanding and expertise in livestock demographic data and its quality for both provider and user.

Further reports and maps will be published in 2019. For more information please contact LDDG@apha.gov.uk