Number of farms with sheep in Denmark 2009-2019

In the period from 2009 to 2019, the number of farms with sheep fluctuated in Denmark. Since 2013, it decreased and it was lowest at the end of the period, with just over 1.9 thousand farms with sheep. By comparison, since 2013, the number of sheep on farms grew overall and reached more than 146 thousand animals in 2019.

 International trade in sheep meat 

As of 2019, the export value of fresh or chilled meat of sheep from Denmark reached one of the lowest values in the past ten years, amounting to approximately 1.48 million Danish kroner. Contrary to this, the import value of fresh or chilled sheep meat into the country increased generally in recent years and was valued at around 93 million Danish kroner in 2019.

 Livestock farms 

   The number of livestock farms in total declined in the past years in Denmark. In 2009, there were almost 27 thousand farms registered. Ten years later, the number of Danish livestock farms was 19 thousand.

Number of farms with sheep in Denmark from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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