Number of cattle declined in 2020, pig stock increased compared to the previous year
Number of cattle declined by 1.5%
The number of young cattle aged under one year decreased by 1.4% to 588 000 animals compared to the previous year (see table 1). In detail, the stock of calves for slaughter fell by 0.8% to 145 000, that of other calves and young cattle by 1.5% to 443 000 animals.
Compared to 1 June 2019, the number of cattle
aged one to under two years declined by 2.1% to 416 000 animals.
While the number of male cattle
With a total of 841 000, the stock of at least two
year old cattle fell by 1.4% compared to the previous year. Except
for bulls and oxen
Within the last year the number of cattle holdings on the reference day decreased by 2.4% to 55 800. The average livestock density remained at 33 animals per holding.
Number of pigs increased by 1.6%
With a plus of 2.1%, the total stock of piglets and young pigs rose to 1.41 million animals. The number of pigs for breeding increased by 2.8% to 234 000 and that of pigs for fattening by 0.8% to 1.05 million animals (see table 2).
In detail, there were increases in the number of pigs
in almost all categories compared to the previous year. On 1 June 2020,
a stock of 667 000 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 statistics of livestock 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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