Livestock husbandry

Updated: 23 April 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Change in number of beef cows
Change in number of beef cows
2020 - 2021
6.7
%

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Holdings keeping domestic animals of various kinds as per 1 March
Holdings keeping domestic animals of various kinds as per 1 March1 2
Holdings with
Domestic animalsCattleCows, totalDiary cowsBeef cowsWinter feed sheepPigsHensDairy goats
201728 01914 02212 7098 2715 18714 5142 4052 112304
201827 23013 71212 5367 9285 42914 310..2 136289
201926 58313 35212 2447 6005 50313 7341 8531 320282
202026 20313 11312 0067 2145 73913 5461 7211 470280
202126 08712 92411 8476 9255 94113 5331 7001 469275
County
Oslo and Viken2 4441 0711 00237668791419721415
Innlandet4 4142 4962 3251 3271 2661 77430919349
Vestfold og Telemark1 1654954561303524721289516
Agder1 3647106572684457384073:
Rogaland3 5981 8791 7651 0659312 41947819212
Vestland4 8971 8251 5871 0626053 57412022474
Møre og Romsdal1 9681 0178816223091 035509324
Trøndelag - Trööndelage3 7342 2532 0971 3659011 211282244:
Nordland1 568810749461349845808122
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku93536832824996551166054
1Comprises holdings whitch applied for governmental production subsidies.
2Preliminary figures for last year.
Explanation of symbols
Cattle and sheep. No of heads as per 1 March
Cattle and sheep. No of heads as per 1 March1 2
CattleCows, totalDiary cowsBeef cowsOther cattleWinter feed sheep
2018877 388309 781218 61391 168567 6071 008 230
2019862 550307 520215 06992 451555 030936 203
2020876 776306 076207 85598 221570 700947 499
2021883 947318 021213 190104 831565 926948 175
County
Oslo and Viken75 88628 24613 34514 90147 64057 527
Innlandet184 04865 08337 75827 325118 965146 233
Vestfold og Telemark31 30111 5754 4097 16619 72624 564
Agder36 18713 6166 8596 75722 57138 647
Rogaland150 89153 23039 03914 19197 661199 733
Vestland81 90730 50124 3926 10951 406183 697
Møre og Romsdal66 80823 62819 1104 51843 18058 164
Trøndelag - Trööndelage176 49463 38746 70916 678113 107104 014
Nordland58 45920 40014 5445 85638 05980 584
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku21 9668 3557 0251 33013 61155 012
1Preliminary figures for last year
2Comprises holdings which applied for governmental subsidies.
Explanation of symbols
Domestic animals. Number of heads as per 1 March.
Domestic animals. Number of heads as per 1 March.1 2
Dairy goatsPigs for breedingLaying hens
201836 17088 8024 405 798
201936 35583 4763 998 341
202035 72377 4044 107 831
202135 97275 2174 184 764
County
Oslo and Viken1 8268 168730 203
Innlandet5 29316 932556 249
Vestfold og Telemark1 7675 695228 877
Agder201 506123 091
Rogaland1 97121 2921 062 866
Vestland8 5602 572198 294
Møre og Romsdal4 269606138 520
Trøndelag - Trööndelage55014 3561 002 724
Nordland3 7513 82792 776
Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku7 96526351 164
1Comprises holdings wich applied for governmental production subsidies.
2Preliminary figures for the last year.
Explanation of symbols
Holdings with various kinds of domestic animals, by size of herd. As per 1 March
Holdings with various kinds of domestic animals, by size of herd. As per 1 March1 2
HoldingsNumber of heads
2017201820192020202120172018201920202021
Cows, total
Total12 70912 53612 24412 00611 847304 459309 781307 520306 076318 021
1-46115965925665731 4581 5321 5281 4751 493
5-91 6651 7121 7471 6481 55712 08012 36012 58111 87911 302
10-142 1182 0481 9171 8931 77725 53424 70223 09122 74521 350
15-192 1992 0671 9011 8481 70337 33534 95732 16031 33728 806
20-292 7162 5512 4332 3472 28464 57360 93058 12556 05854 608
30-3 4003 5623 6543 7043 953163 479175 300180 035182 582200 462
Dairy cows
Total8 2717 9287 6007 2146 925221 330218 613215 069207 855213 190
1-433294029331111011419699
5-95735705344714014 3064 3144 0083 5392 998
10-141 3141 2301 1111 05590816 07115 06713 55212 95411 143
15-191 6691 5501 4181 3261 17328 42226 20823 94622 52219 948
20-292 1511 9281 8261 6721 57551 11345 82643 54039 94437 619
30-2 5312 6212 6712 6612 835121 307127 097129 882128 800141 383
Beef cows
Total5 1875 4295 5035 7395 94183 12991 16892 45198 221104 831
1-48027857797917851 7971 8711 8381 9131 907
5-91 3341 4351 5171 5101 5139 44810 08810 72810 66410 808
10-191 6301 6221 5611 6851 76722 55822 42621 39223 08824 239
20-1 4211 5871 6461 7531 87649 32656 78358 49362 55667 877
Sheep
Total14 51414 31013 73413 54613 5331 123 7321 008 230936 203947 499948 175
1-97798208488258314 4794 9035 1025 0815 158
10-191 4981 7081 7501 6641 67121 65924 87225 31724 15824 307
20-494 3164 5684 4514 3474 325144 697152 309146 689143 527142 849
50-994 0103 9073 6413 5983 587286 377276 744256 834254 928253 615
100-1492 1081 8651 7351 6921 680257 188225 768209 236205 933204 010
150-1 8031 4421 3091 4201 439409 332323 634293 025313 872318 236
Sows for breeding
Total1 0931 1011 05395192488 35586 96181 79275 47973 612
1-192642933072462491 9231 8482 1061 4841 471
20-391881931601601515 3465 5434 5944 6614 420
40-591841741861581549 1728 6489 1867 7667 602
60-79119116101991018 0808 0007 0056 7767 009
80-9984736459547 4346 4555 6275 2194 807
100 or more25425223522921556 40056 46753 27449 57348 303
Laying hens
Total2 1122 1361 3201 4701 4694 355 4354 405 7983 998 3414 107 8314 184 764
1-991 4961 50774787586621 26720 94411 85613 56014 676
100-49930363845475 6216 8767 7288 5018 809
500-99979710114 8466 3844 8197 1007 510
1000-1999171514171626 33222 59620 21124 18022 623
2000-49993535282931124 229123 88495 929101 725104 542
5000-5275344864944984 173 1404 225 1143 857 7983 952 7654 026 604
1Preliminary figures for last year.
2Comprises holdings which applied for governmental subsidies.
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics gives information about holdings with livestock and number of livestock.

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Name: Livestock husbandry

Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

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Division for Housing, Property, Spatial and Agricultural Statistics

County, municipality

Annual

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Primary data is stored at Statistics Norway.

The purpose is to chart the extent of livestock keeping at the municipal level. Information from this register has been used since 1984.

The statistics is used by the Norwegian Institute for Land Inventory (NIJOS), Norwegian Agricultural Economic Research Institute (NILF), public enterprises at the municipal and county level, the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, in research and by agricultural organizations.

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Statistics Act § 10-1.

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The population covers everyone who applies for agricultural production subsidies as of 1 March. Those who do not have the right to production subsidies or do not apply for other reasons are not covered by the statistics.

The administrative record of everyone who applies for an agricultural production subsidy from the Norwegian Agricultural Authority is the compilation basis of the statistics. The register contains information on number of livestock on holdings.

Only one production subsidy is given per holding. A holding is an agricultural enterprise including livestock keeping. The holding includes everything operated as a unit.

Five per cent of the applications are also selected for special control. The control shall cover all reports submitted by the applicant on physical censuses of animals and measuring of areas. A number of machine controls of the material are also carried out. Statistics Norway also runs some machine controls upon receipt of the data material.

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Figures are not presented if there is a risk of identifying any unit.

Since 1984 the statistics on area use and livestock keeping are based on applications for production subsidies.

The Agricultural Authority in the municipality shall ensure that the applications are in compliance with production subsidy regulations.

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