Slight decrease in meat production
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Meat production2014




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Slight decrease in meat production

A total of 338 300 tonnes of meat from domestic animals were approved for human consumption in 2014; a decrease of 0.3 per cent from last year.

Carcasses approved for human consumption
TonnesPer cent change fromPer cent change from
20142013 - 20142009 - 2014
Pig128 8201.04.2
Poultry106 0842.029.8
Cattle78 732-5.9-7.1
Sheep24 1563.11.0

Altogether, 129 000 tonnes of pork, 106 000 tonnes of poultry, 79 000 tonnes of beef and veal, and 24 000 tonnes of mutton and lamb were approved in 2014. Pork accounted for 38 per cent of the total meat production in 2014, compared to poultry and beef with 31 and 23 per cent respectively.

The production of meat from cattle decreased by 5 000 tonnes from 2013 to 2014, while the poultry meat production increased by 2 100 tonnes. Compared with 2013, the production of meat from pigs increased by 2 100 tonnes, while the production of mutton and lamb rose by 700 tonnes.

In 2014, almost a quarter of the total meat production was produced in the county of Rogaland. The counties Nord-Trøndelag and Hedmark each accounted for 13 cent of the production. Rogaland was the largest meat producer for all kinds of meat.