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Provisional data show about 6,000 more cattle and about 19,000 fewer pigs in Slovenia on 1 December 2019 compared to a year before.
More cattle than a year ago
According to provisional data, about 30,000 agricultural holdings in Slovenia were breeding cattle in 2019. On 1 December 2019 they were breeding about 483,000 heads of cattle. In comparison with the previous year, the number of cattle increased by about 1% or about 6,000 animals.
Fewer pigs than a year ago
According to provisional data, in December 2019 about 22,000 agricultural holdings in Slovenia were breeding pigs, i.e. about 400 fewer than in December 2018.
On 1 December 2019 these agricultural holdings were breading about 240,000 pigs, which is a decrease by about 7% (about 19,000 animals) over the previous year. As provisional data show, the number of pigs went down again and the drop in the number of pigs in Slovenia continues. In 2019 the number of pigs in Slovenia was the lowest since 1991.
About the same number of poultry as a year ago
About 35,000 agricultural holdings in Slovenia were breeding poultry in December 2019, which is about 1,000 more than in the previous year. The total number of poultry was about 6,681,000, which is about the same as a year before, but with a negative trend or about 15,000 fewer animals than in 2018.
The number of sheep and goats about the same as in the previous year
In December 2019 the number of sheep was about the same as a year before, but with a positive trend; about 110,000 sheep were bred or about 400 more than the year before. According to provisional data, about 5,100 agricultural holdings were breeding sheep, about 350 more than in 2018.
About 3,600 agricultural holdings were breeding goats, i.e. about 100 more than in the previous year. On 1 December 2019 about 25,000 goats were bred, which is about 1% (200 animals) more than in 2018.
Detailed data and comments are available in the attachments.
1) - provisional data
Sources: SURS, MAFF