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Increase in number of laying hens
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2015-04-08T10:00:00.000Z
Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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jordhus, Livestock husbandry, farming, cattle, dairy cows, pigs, sheep, laying hens, size of herdAgriculture , Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing
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Livestock husbandry1 January 2015, preliminary figures

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Increase in number of laying hens

The number of laying hens increased by 152 900 to 4.4 million from 2014 to 2015, while the number of holdings keeping laying hens increased by 4 per cent to 2 000.

Livestock husbandry, as of 1 january
2015Per cent
2014 - 20152006 - 2015
Dairy cow228 399-0.6-13.9
Beef cow71 3633.829.8
Sheep1 056 5252.4-0.2
Dairy goat31 7246.6-27.9
Pigs for breeding93 709-3.5-7.6
Laying hens4 418 3683.632.3
Chicks for slaughtering73 561 0054.275.9

As per 1 January 2015, a total of 28 500 holdings kept livestock; a decrease of 2 per cent from the year before. A total of 832 600 cattle were registered, which was almost the same as the year before. The number of dairy cows was reduced by 1 300 to a total of 228 400 in 2015, while the number of beef cows increased by 2 600 to 71 400. The number of cattle other than dairy cows and beef cows dropped by 1 800 to 532 800 in 2015.

The number of breeding pigs and pigs slaughtered dropped by 3.5 per cent and 1 per cent from the year before, to 93 700 and 1 549 500 respectively.

From 2014 to 2015, the number of holdings with dairy cows dropped by 5 per cent to 8 900, while the number of holdings with dairy goats was nearly the same as the year before. At the start of 2015, 14 200 holdings kept sheep, which was almost the same as in 2014. About 2 000 holdings kept laying hens, while 700 had broilers.