Sunday, 19 May 2019

The number of farm animals in Croatia drops in 2018

By  Feb 19, 2019

In Croatia last year, the total number of cows and bulls decreased by 8.2 percent compared to the previous year, pigs by 6.6 percent, sheep by 3.1 percent, and poultry by 10.6 percent, while the number of goats increased by 3, 9 percent – shows the data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

On December 1st, 2018, there were 414,000 cows and bulls in Croatia, which is 8.2 percent less than a year before, when there were 451 thousand.

The data shows that the number of cows and bulls aged over two years decreased by 15.4 percent to 165 thousand, with the number of dairy cows dropping by 2.2 percent to 136 thousand.

Last year, the number of young cows and bulls under a year decreased by 1.9 percent, up to a total of 153 thousand, while the number of cows and bulls from one to two years fell by four percent to 96 thousand.

According to the recently published data, the total number of pigs, which was 1 million last year fell by 6.6 percent, with the number of breeding pigs dropping by 2.3 percent to 125 thousand and the number of sows dropped for 4.2 percent, to 68 thousand.
Statistics on the number of cattle and poultry show that the number of sheep fell last year by 3.1 percent, to 617 thousand, and poultry by 10.6 percent to 9.3 million.

According to data from December 1st of 2018, there were 80,000 goats, which is 3.9 percent higher than in 2017.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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