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Animal Husbandry

Data on the number and balance of livestock by type and category (equines, cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry and beehives) and animal production (production of milk, meet, wool, eggs and honey) in agricultural enterprises and cooperatives are based on bookkeeping and other records. For individual agricultural holdings, data are gathered through the statistical Survey on the Number of Livestock.

Data on livestock by type and categories and animal production refer to own livestock as of December 31, regardless of whether the livestock is kept on the holding or somewhere else. Data on the number of livestock and animal production are gathered with total coverage of business entities that according to the National Classification of Activities (NACE) are registered in agricultural activity, and for individual agricultural holdings data are gathered using a statistical survey with sampling based on the Agricultural Census, 2007.
 
 





Key Indicators
 
  Number of cattle  ( 2016) : 254 768  

  Number of pigs  ( 2016) : 202 758  

  Number of sheep  ( 2016) : 723 295  

  Milk production  ( 2016) : 463 446 thousand liters  

  Meat production  ( 2016) : 21 994 tonnes  

Time Series



Terms and explanations

Cattle:

Bulls are male breeding heads.
Oxen are male castrated heads, 2 or more years old, used for work.
Heifers are female cattle, 2 or more years old, which have not calved yet.
Heifers in calf are female cattle, 2 or more years old, from which the first offspring is expected.
Dairy cows are kept mainly for milk production. Cows that are dry at the moment are included here.

Sheep:

Lambs and tags are young sheep of both genders, under one year old.
Female breeding sheep include female heads over one year old which have already lambed and those from which the first offspring is expected.
Rams and other sheep - refers to data on the number of all male and other heads (barren sheep, etc). Sheep for slaughter which have already lambed are also included.

Goats:

Kids are young goats of both genders, under one year old.
Goats are female breeding heads over one year old which have already kidded and those expected to have the first offspring.
Billy goats and other goats - refers to data on the number of all male and other heads (barren goats, etc).

Pigs:

Gilts are selected young female heads for breeding, which have not farrowed yet.
Farrow gilts are young female heads for breeding expecting their first offspring.
Sows are female breeding heads which have farrowed at least once.
Boars are male breeding heads.

Poultry:

Broilers are fattened chickens.
Egg-laying hens are hens which have already started to lay eggs, regardless of whether the eggs are for consumption or for hatch.


 







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