Livestock: Production
Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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Ian Paisley Jnr (Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions); North Antrim, DUP)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make an assessment of trends in levels of livestock production in each of the last five years.

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James Paice (The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; South East Cambridgeshire, Conservative)

The following tables show the value and volume of UK livestock production between 2006 and 2010. These are the latest years for which figures are available, and the data are sourced from the Agriculture in the UK publication produced by DEFRA:

Value of production (£ million)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Percentage change 2006 to 2010
Beef and veal 1593 1668 2095 2130 2221 +39
Pigmeat 678 733 867 972 981 +45
Mutton and Lamb 712 638 823 976 979 +38
Poultrymeat 1233 1249 1578 1590 1799 +46
Eggs 362 410 520 531 561 +55
Milk 2497 2823 3447 3124 3325 +33
Volume of production (thousand tonnes unless otherwise stated)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Percentage change 2006 to 2010
Beef and veal 852 888 866 823 898 +5
Pigmeat 667 707 706 681 712 +7
Mutton and Lamb 334 329 332 313 287 -14
Poultrymeat 1511 1464 1462 1457 1573 +4
Eggs (million dozen) 852 831 867 869 950 +11
Milk (million litres) 13711 13442 13145 13004 13331 -3

The percentage increase in the value of production is greater than that for volume of production as a result of increased prices in livestock commodities over the period.

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