Livestock number, Slovenia, 1. 12. 2020

About 229,000 pigs in Slovenia on 1 December 2020, the fewest since 1991

Provisional data show about 2,000 more cattle and about 11,000 fewer pigs in Slovenia on 1 December 2020 compared to a year before. In the same comparison, according to provisional data, the number of poultry declined by 305,000.

  • 12 February 2021 at 10:30
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More cattle than a year ago
According to provisional data, on 1 December 2020 about 29,000 agricultural holdings in Slovenia were breeding about 485,000 heads of cattle. In comparison with 1 December 2019, the number of cattle increased by about 1% or about 2,000 animals.

On 1 December 2020, about 167,000 cows were bred on about 22,000 agricultural holdings. All together they bred about 1,000 more cows or about 1% more than on 1 December 2019.

Fewer pigs than a year ago
According to provisional data, on 1 December 2020 about 21,000 agricultural holdings in Slovenia were breeding pigs, i.e. about 1,700 fewer than on 1 December 2019.

On 1 December 2020, these agricultural holdings were breading about 229,000 pigs, which is a decrease by about 4% (about 11,000 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 2020, the number of pigs in Slovenia was again the lowest since 1991.

About 5% lower number of poultry than a year ago
About 30,000 agricultural holdings in Slovenia were breeding poultry on 1 December 2020, which is about 5,000 fewer than on 1 December 2019. On 1 December 2020, according to provisional data, the total number of poultry was about 6,340,000, which is a decrease by about 5% or about 305,000 animals compared to 1 December 2019.

The biggest drop in the number of poultry was recorded in the category of hens, i.e. by about 14% or about 258,000 animals. The number of the most numerous category among poultry also went down; provisional data on 1 December 2020 in comparison with 1 December 2019 show a 4% drop in the number of broilers (about 162,000 fewer animals). A significant drop in the number of turkeys was also recorded, but this category is much less numerous than broilers; there were about 25,000 or about 17% fewer turkeys than a year before.

The number of sheep and goats higher than in the previous year
On 1 December 2020, the number of sheep was higher than a year before; about 114,000 sheep were bred, which is an increase of about 3% or about 3,000 animals more than the year before. According to provisional data, about 5,300 agricultural holdings were breeding sheep, about 200 more than on 1 December 2019.

About 3,100 agricultural holdings were breeding goats, i.e. about 400 fewer than on 1 December 2019. On 1 December 2020, about 26,000 goats were bred, which is about 6% (1,000 animals) more than on 1 December 2019.


Detailed data and comments are available in the attachments.

Livestock, 1 December, Slovenia
Livestock, 1 December, Slovenia
1) - provisional data
Sources: SURS, MAFF
Poultry, 1 December, Slovenia
Poultry, 1 December, Slovenia
1) - provisional data
Source: SURS
Pigs, 1 December, Slovenia
Pigs, 1 December, Slovenia
1) - provisional data
Source: SURS
Livestock, 1 December, Slovenia
201920201)2020
2019
numberindex
Cattle483,068485,453100.5
Pigs240,138229,48395.6
Poultry6,645,2896,339,86795.4
Sheep110,259113,734103.2
Goats24,35825,757105.7
1) - provisional data
Sources: SURS, MAFF
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