Sheep Census

2020 Sheep and Goat Census can still be completed online

2020 Sheep and Goat Census can still be completed online

Farmers have been reminded that, while the deadline of postal forms has now closed, 2020 Sheep and Goat Census submissions...

February 2, 2021

DAFM reminds farmers that today is sheep and goat census day

DAFM reminds farmers that today is sheep and goat census day

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) wishes to remind farmers that today (Thursday, December 31) is the...

December 31, 2020

Online sheep census form deadline fast approaching

Online sheep census form deadline fast approaching

Time is running out fast for farmers to complete their sheep and goat census forms for 2019. The deadline for...

February 11, 2020

Farmers urged to get sheep census forms submitted on time

Farmers urged to get sheep census forms submitted on time

Farmers are being urged to complete their sheep and goat census for 2019 if they have yet to do so...

January 31, 2020

Time is running out to complete sheep census forms

Time is running out to complete sheep census forms

Time is running out fast for farmers to complete their sheep and goat census forms for 2019. The forms can...

January 28, 2020

Map: How many sheep are there in Ireland?

Map: How many sheep are there in Ireland?

Ireland’s breeding ewe flock decreased by 3% in 2018 on 2017 levels, the latest sheep census figures from the Department...

July 30, 2019

Sheep Census 2018: One week left to submit online forms

Sheep Census 2018: One week left to submit online forms

Irish flock owners are reminded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine that the deadline for the online...

February 7, 2019

Reminder: Time to count your sheep for the 2018 census

Reminder: Time to count your sheep for the 2018 census

According to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) some 45,000 registered sheep and goat keepers received their...

December 31, 2018

Department of Agriculture announces sheep and goat census

Department of Agriculture announces sheep and goat census

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced that over 45,000 registered sheep and goat keepers will...

December 10, 2018

How many sheep were in the Irish flock in 2017?

How many sheep were in the Irish flock in 2017?

As of December 2017, the Irish national sheep flock stood at just over 3.9 million head, provisional figures released by...

April 3, 2018

Department extends deadline for return of sheep census forms

Department extends deadline for return of sheep census forms

The deadline for the return of completed Sheep Census 2016 forms has been extended to Friday, February 3, the Department of...

January 31, 2017

Have you counted your sheep lately? – Sheep Census forms are in the post

Have you counted your sheep lately? – Sheep Census forms are in the post

Over 44,000 sheep and goat keepers registered on the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s database will receive their...

December 16, 2016

Census shows breeding ewe numbers are up 3% on 2014 levels

Census shows breeding ewe numbers are up 3% on 2014 levels

Ireland’s breeding ewe flock increased by 3% in 2015 on 2014 levels, the latest sheep census figures from the Department...

August 3, 2016