More Cattle, Fewer Dairy Cows

By 24 April 2022
More Cattle, Fewer Dairy Cows
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ZAGREB, 24 April 2022 - Despite an increase in the total number of cattle of 1.2% in 2021 compared to 2020, the total number of dairy cows continued to decrease, by 7.3%, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics has said.

Last year there were 428,000 head of cattle.

The number of cattle of two years and older decreased by 0.6% to 165,000 head, and the number of dairy cows fell by 7.3% to 102,000.

The number of cattle between one and two years old decreased by 3.6% to 107,000, while the number of cattle under one year increased by 6.8% to 156,000 head.

The number of pigs decreased by 5.9% to 972,000, with the number of breeding pigs falling by 5.3% to 107,000 and that of sows increasing by 2% to 51,000 head.

The number of sheep decreased by 1.2% to 654,000 head and the production of milk sheep fell by 8.4% to 87,000.

The number of goats remained about the same as in 2020, at 86,000 head.

The number of poultry decreased by 7.4% to 12.1 million, with that of chickens (broilers) decreasing by 13% to 8 million.

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