In final revenue terms, the ovine and caprinesector accounts for 11.5% of animal production in 2007; a reduction of -2.8% onthe previous year and of -8.6% on 2005. It is therefore worth noting the fallin revenue within the ovine-caprine sector as part of agricultural productionas a whole, from 11.5% of final agricultural revenue in 2007 to 8% in 2008.This represents a 30% year-on-year reduction, although this is still only aprovisional figure.
The data from 2008speak for themselves: the changes seen in the census and production in 2008reflect the trend towards reduction and a restructuring of the sector.
2008 saw similar activity regarding the trend inprices for all categories of lamb carcasses during the year, with high pricesat the end of the year and peaks during Holy Week and the summer months. Thereduced offer of lamb for fattening and slaughter recorded throughout 2008enabled a higher price level to be maintained in almost every week of the yearthan the levels recorded in the 2007 campaign.
As regards theprices for all kinds of milk during 2008 (sheep's milk with Denomination ofOrigin, sheep's milk without Denomination of Origin and goat's milk), theseremained at a level above those recorded in 2007 during every month of theyear.