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Number of livestock 1980–2018

Type of animal

Number of livestock

  1980[1] 1990[1] 1995[1] 2000[1] 2005 2010 2017 2018
Cattle
               
Dairy cows
655 700 576 400 482 100 427 600 393 300 348 100 322 000 319 400
Suckler cows
70 900 74 500 157 100 167 300 176 600 197 100 207 600 214 300
Other cattle, one year old and over
613 800 543 500 595 500 588 700 526 600 512 600 499 600 498 200
Calves under 1 year
594 500 524 000 542 300 500 200 508 500 478 900 472 200 474 800
Total cattle
1 935 000 1 718 400 1 777 100 1 683 800 1 605 000 1 536 700 1 501 300 1 506 600
Sheep
               
Ewes and rams
161 000 161 200 195 400 198 300 222 000 273 100 301 500 295 900
Lambs
230 600 243 600 266 400 233 700 249 300 291 800 304 600 291 200
Total sheep
391 600 404 800 461 800 432 000 471 300 564 900 606 100 587 300
Pigs
               
Boars
11 900 8 600 7 600 4 200 2 700 2 300 1 600 1 500
Sows
278 200 221 100 237 400 201 900 185 400 153 600 139 600 130 300
Piglets, 20 kg and over[2]
1 253 800 1 024 800 1 299 800 1 145 900 1 085 300 936 900 836 000 900 900
Piglets under 20 kg[3]
1 170 200 1 009 400 768 300 566 000 537 800 427 000 384 700 360 500
Total pigs
2 714 200 2 263 900 2 313 100 1 918 000 1 811 200 1 519 900 1 361 900 1 393 200
Fowls and chickens
               
Fowls
5 937 200 6 391 900 6 100 300 5 669 700 5 065 300 6 061 500 7 293 800 7 699 300
Laying breed chickens
2 635 600 2 175 700 1  811 500 1 654 000 1 696 800 1 646 700 1 994 400 1 926 800
Total of fowls and chickens
8 572 800 8 567 600 79 11  800 7 323 700 6 762 000 7 708 200 9 288 300 9 626 100

1) For the years 1980, 1990, 1995 och 2000 only agricultural holdings with more than 2.0 hectares arable land or holdings with large animal stocks are included.
2) Up to the year 1993 the figures refer to piglets 3 months and over.
3) Up to the year 1993 the figures refer to piglets less that 3 months.

Source: Swedish Board of Agriculture and Statistics Sweden, Farm register.

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Source
SCB

Last updated
2019-06-28

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