I am looking for some records (spread sheets) that I can use for teaching/analysis. I am specifically looking for dairy/beef cattle and sheep/goat farm production and reproduction records.
Appreciate your help.
There are several government datasets on farming/livestock.
For the UK, I would look here:
For the World:
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service quick stats service (http://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/) can be used to download a variety of statistics at different spatial scales. For example this search is for cattle inventory by state in 2012 http://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/results/09330EBE-AC92-3D64-AFCA-7764243A87E3