Livestock on 1 June 2021: cattle remained stable year-on-year, slightly rising number of pigs
8 300 more young cattle aged under one year
With an increase of 1.4% the number of young cattle aged under one year rose to 596 000 animals (see table 1). In detail, the stock of calves for slaughter increased by 1.9% to 148 000 and that of other calves and young cattle by 1.3% to 448 000 animals.
Compared to 1 June 2020, the number of cattle
aged one to under two years declined by 0.7% to 413 000 animals.
While the number of male cattle
The stock of at least two-year-old cattle declined by 0.4% to 838 000 animals compared to the previous year. Except for dairy cows, which rose by 1.6% to 531 000, decreases were recorded in all other categories. The number of other cows fell by 5.0% to 184 000, that of heifers for production and breeding by 1.8% to 86 700 and heifers for slaughter dropped by 0.2% to 17 600 animals. The stock of bulls and oxen decreased by 0.7% to 18 600 animals.
With a total of 54 400, the number of cattle holdings on the reference day fell by 2.5% compared to 2020. The average livestock density was 34 animals per holding.
Significant increase in pigs for fattening
The number of piglets and young pigs rose by 0.5% to 1.42 million and that of pigs for breeding by 0.1% to 234 000. The stock of pigs for fattening increased by 3.1% to a total of 1.08 million animals (see table 2).
Compared to the previous year, an increase in the
number of pigs was recorded in almost all categories. On 1 June 2021,
a stock of 668 000 piglets
The share of Austrian Länder most relevant for pig production (Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Styria) remained constant at 93.7% of the total stock.
For more detailed results and further information concerning livestock statistics please refer to our website.
on methods: These statistics are based on Regulation (EC) No
1165/2008 concerning livestock and meat statistics; implemented under
Ordinance Federal Law Gazette II No. 163/2012 (available in German only)
issued by the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment
and Water Management.
The bovine livestock was determined through an evaluation of the central cattle database pursued by Agrarmarkt Austria in combination with data from the Association of Austrian Cattle Breeders. The administrative data were consolidated by the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, which also subsequently processed the results.
Since 2012, the number of pigs for the reference day 1 June is calculated using a regression model, based on data from the Veterinary Information System, instead of a sample survey conducted directly at holdings as in previous years.
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