Foxes & agriculture: Foxes and sheep description

The pie chart shows the factors affecting lamb mortality in UK sheep farms. The percentage value of each category is as follows:

  • Abortion/still born: 40.0 percent
  • Exposure/starvation: 30.0 percent
  • Disease: 20.0 percent
  • Congenital defects: 5.0 percent
  • Predation (dogs and foxes): 5.0 percent

Data taken from Is the fox a pest?


  • McDonald, R., Baker, P. & Harris, S. (1997) Is the fox a pest?. Electra Publishing, Cheddar, Somerset.