The number of pigs in Russia increased by 4.5% over the year

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Published Apr 13, 2024

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A recent Rosstat report reveals a mixed picture of livestock trends in Russia, with the pig population in agricultural organizations growing by 4.5 percent to reach 29 million heads by the end of February. However, this growth contrasts with declines in other livestock categories, as cattle numbers fell by 2.7 percent to 17.1 million heads and the population of goats and sheep decreased by 3.6 percent to 20 million. Despite these trends, a significant portion of livestock, including pigs, cows, and goats and sheep, are still raised in private farmsteads, although the number of animals kept by citizens is also declining.
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The number of pigs in Russian agricultural organizations increased by 4.5 percent over the year. This is reported in the Rosstat report on the socio-economic situation in Russia. The statistical agency does not provide exact figures. At the same time, at the end of February this year, the number of these farm animals increased from the same month last year, amounting to 29 million heads. In total, the share of these animals kept in private farmsteads is 5.7 percent of the total number in the country. Their number grown by citizens is several times higher, but continues to decline. The number of other animals in farms of all categories is also decreasing. For example, there was 2.7% less cattle or 17.1 million heads. The share of cows in ...
Source: Rosng
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