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Increase in number of cattle
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2016-04-08T10:00:00.000Z
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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As per 1 January 2015, a total of 28 500 holdings kept livestock.

Livestock husbandry1 January 2016, preliminary figures

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Increase in number of cattle

As per 1 January 2016, a number of 14 100 holdings with cattle applied for production subsidies. This represents a decline of 2 per cent in the number of holdings with cattle, while the number of cattle increased by 1.5 per cent.

Livestock husbandry, as of 1 january
2016Per cent
2015 - 20162007 - 2016
Dairy cow227 371-0.5-12.0
Beef cow75 6335.134.3
Sheep1 095 6693.57.0
Dairy goat33 5957.0-16.9
Pigs for breeding92 571-1.3-5.6
Laying hens4 380 605-0.730.7
Chicks for slaughtering63 310 792-14.336.3

In 2016, a total of 28 400 holdings kept livestock, 200 fewer than the year before. The number of cattle increased by 12 600 to a total of 847 700 from 2015 to 2016. The number of beef cows and cattle other than beef cows and dairy cows increased, while the number of dairy cows decreased. The number of beef cows increased by 3 700 to 75 600, and the number of cattle other than dairy cows and beef cows by 9 900 to 544 700. The number of dairy cows was reduced by 1 100 to 227 400.

From 2015 to 2016, the number of sheep increased by 3.5 per cent to a total of 1.1 million. About 12 500 holdings kept sheep, an increase of 1.4 per cent from the year before.

From 2015 to 2016, the number of breeding pigs dropped by 1.3 per cent to 92 600. In the same period, the number of pigs slaughtered increased by 1 per cent to 1 565 800.

In the beginning of 2016, 2 100 holdings kept laying hens and 650 kept broilers. From 2015 to 2016, the number of laying hens dropped by 0.7 per cent to 4.38 million, while the number of broilers dropped by 14.3 per cent to 63.3 million in the same period.