Sheep Population Map

Ireland’s sheep flock increased, once again, by 2% in 2020 compared to 2019

Figures from the department reveal that 3.88 million sheep were kept in the country at the end of December 2020 – which represents an increase of 69,000 head when compared to the 2019 figure.

The average number of sheep per flock was 109, which was the same as 2019.

Donegal has highest number of sheep (535,949), next is Mayo and Galway, with 440,784 and 422,768 respectively, then Kerry and Wicklow, with 331,403 and 237,522 respectively.

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