Sheep Breed Survey 2021

The Sheep Breed Survey is so much more than a survey of sheep breeds. Successive surveys record what happened in the past, but they also explain how lamb production will change in the future. Changing breeding policies in both the lowland and hill sectors are identified, indicating how the productivity and efficiency of the national flock will change – along with its carbon footprint. Breed Survey data informs the debate for those seeking to market meat based on system/breed/region, aiding the marketing of lighter carcases and guiding the development of new meat products.