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THE SHARE OF LIVESTOCK IN PRIVATE HOUSEHOLD PLOTS IS STEADILY CONTINUING TO DECLINE




Livestock of farm animals. At the end of April 2021, the livestock of cattle in farms of all categories of agricultural producers amounted to 18.5 million heads (1.7% less than in April 2020) against 18.4 million heads in March 2021.


The dairy herd in April numbered 7.9 million heads. By April 2020, the herd had decreased by 1.3% or 100 thousand cows. By March 2021, it increased by 0.9%, or about 80 thousand cows.


Pigs - 26.6 million Paired April 2021/2020 livestock increased by 0.6%, in the April / March 2021 pair, the increase was 1.2% or 300 thousand heads.


The dynamics of the livestock of sheep and goats - 22.9 million heads, which is 4.6% less than in April 2020 and 2.7% more than in March 2021.


In April, households owned 40.5% of the cattle population (+ 0.3% versus March 2021), 9.2% of pigs (+ 0.3%) and 45.9% of sheep and goats (-0, 7%) of the livestock in all categories of farms. At the end of April 2020, the structure looked like 41.3%, 10.1%, 45.5%, respectively


In agricultural organizations at the end of April 2021, compared with the corresponding date of 2020, the number of cattle decreased by 1.5%, cows - by 1.0%, sheep and goats - by 12.5%, the number of pigs increased by 1.8 %, birds - by 0.2%. @ agrorisk


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