Slovenia - Animal husbandry

Permanent pasture land covers about 25% of the total land area. Sheep and cattle breeding, as well as dairy farming, dominate the agricultural sector of the economy. In 2001, the livestock population included: pigs, 604,000; cattle, 494,000; sheep, 46,000; goats, 22,000; horses, 15,000; and chickens, 4.3 million. Meat production in 2001 included 48,000 tons of beef, 66,000 tons of pork, and 72,000 tons of poultry. Productivity rates for livestock and dairy farming are comparable to much of Western Europe. In 2001, 634,000 tons of milk and 23,000 tons of eggs were produced.

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