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Annual livestock

Bovine livestock
1 December 2023
1 835 469
Sunk vs. previous year
Pig livestock
1 December 2023
2 516 455
Sunk vs. previous year
Sheep livestock
1 December 2023
391 868
Sunk vs. previous year

Under the title "General livestock survey", around 7 000 farms are directly surveyed using a stratified random sample every year for the reference date 1 December. These livestock reports of pigs, sheep and goats are extrapolated to federal province and national results.

The annual calculation of the pig population for the reference date 1 June has been carried out since 2012 using a regression model (prior to that: sample surveys) based on data from the consumer health information system (VIS). The separate determination of the cattle population is carried out for both reference dates by evaluating the central cattle database of Agrarmarkt Austria (AMA). The results come from an intersection of AMA and Rinderzucht Austria data, with the detailed processing of the results being carried out by Statistics Austria since June 2022 (prior to that: Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Bovine livestock, Agrarmarkt Austria, Rinderzucht Austria, Consumer Health Information System. Compiled on 15 February 2024.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, livestock survey. Compiled on 15 February 2024.

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2024-02-15 file Livestock numbers down again in 2023
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2023-08-24 file Bovine and pig population further decreasing
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2023-02-15 file Substantial decrease in livestock
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2022-08-24 file Slightly fewer cattle, significantly fewer pigs
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2022-02-16 file More cattle, sheep and goats, but fewer pigs in 2021; slight increase in slaughterings
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