Environment, Agriculture and Energy in Lithuania
(edition 2021)

Animal production

 

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Animal production

 

Cattle

 

In 2020, the number of cattle was the lowest recorded in the last five years. In 2020, compared to 2016, the number of cattle decreased by 12.2 per cent, compared to 2019 – by 2.9 per cent. Significant decrease in the number of dairy cows was recorded: In 2020, compared to 2019, their number decreased by 6 per cent, compared to 2016 – by 19.8 per cent. The largest share (in 2020, 81.3 per cent) of cattle is recorded for farmers’ and family farms. As of 31 December 2019, the number of cattle on organic production farms totalled 58.4 thousand (9.2 per cent of total number of cattle).


As of 1 January 2018, there was a total of 634.6 thousand cattle held on Lithuanian farms (farmers’ and family farms, agricultural companies and enterprises), of which 240.9 thousand – dairy cows.


 

 

Number of cattle, 2015–2019

At the beginning of the year, thousand

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Number of cattle by county, 2020

At the beginning of the year, thousand

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 


Pigs

As of 1 January 2020, Lithuanian farms held  550.8 thousand pigs

 

That is the smallest recorded number of pigs since 2016. In 2020, compared to 2019, the number of pigs decreased by 3.7 per cent, compared to 2016 – by 19.9 per cent. The share of sows in the total number of pigs as of 1 January 2016–2020 remained similar and made up 6.3 per cent in 2020. However, unlike cattle, pigs were mostly grown by agricultural companies and enterprises – 81.6 per cent of total number of pigs held in Lithuania in 2020.

 

Number of pigs, 2015–2019

At the beginning of the year, thousand

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Number of pigs by county

At the beginning of the year, thousand

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.


Sheep and goats

 

In 2020, against 2019, the number of sheep decreased by 7.4 per cent. As of 31 December 2019, the number of sheep on organic production farms totalled 23.1 thousand (15.2 per cent of total number of sheep). For the past five years, the number of goats remained similar, with a slight increase in 2020 (compared to 2019, 5.6 per cent) when it amounted to 15.1 thousand. Agricultural companies and enterprises held a very small number of sheep and goats, almost all of these animals (in 2020, 98.4 per cent) were grown on farmers’ and family farms.

 

As of 1 January 2020, 152.1 thousand sheep
were held in the country.

 

 

As of 1 January 2020, 15.1 thousand goats
were held in the country.

 

Number of sheep and goats, 2015–2019

At the beginning of the year, thousand

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Poultry

As of 1 January 2020, Lithuanian farms held  8.6 million poultry

 

This is the biggest recorded number of these animals in the past five years. Most of the poultry held (98 per cent) were hens, from which 38.1 per cent (3.2 million) were laying hens. Other types of poultry were held in small numbers: there were 124.9 thousand turkeys, 20.6 thousand – ducks, 9.2 thousand – geese. In 2020, against 2019, the number of poultry decreased by 26.9 per cent. The majority (82.4 per cent) was held by agricultural companies and enterprises.

 

Number of hens, 2015–2020

At the beginning of the year, thousand

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Number of poultry by county

At the beginning of the year, thousand

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Other farm animals

 

Number of horses, 2015–2020

At the beginning of the year, thousand 

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Number of rabbits, 2015–2020

At the beginning of the year, thousand 

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Number of beehives, 2015–2020

At the beginning of the year, thousand 

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Data 2019–2020 provided by the state enterprise Agricultural Information and Rural Business Centre

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 


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Animal products

 

In 2019, 366.7 thousand tonnes of meat was produced (live weight). Most of it was made up by poultry – 44.8, pork – 29.8, beef and veal – 24.3, other meat – 1.1 per cent. In 2019, 271.3 thousand tonnes of meat (carcass weight, offal included) was produced. In 2019, against 2018, meat production (carcass weight, offal included) on Lithuanian farms decreased by 1.6 per cent. The production of poultry decreased by 9.4 per cent due to a decrease in number of poultry. An increase in number of pigs and cattle slaughtered resulted in an increase in pig and cattle meat produced (by 7.9 and 4 per cent respectively).

 

Meat produced, 2015–2019

Thous. tonnes

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Animals and poultry sold for slaughter, 2019

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

In 2019, the share of meat (carcass weight, offal included) produced by farmers’ and family farms, compared with the total production, made up 26.9 per cent (in 2018, 27.7 per cent), milk – 71.7 per cent (in 2018, 73.7 per cent), eggs – 12.8 per cent (in 2018, 10.9 per cent).

 

The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

In 2019, milk yield totalled 1.6 million tonnes. Cow milk made up 99.8 per cent of the total milk yield. In 2019, against 2018, milk yield decreased by 1.3 per cent. This was mostly conditioned by a decrease in number of dairy cows, although average milk yield per cow in 2019, compared to 2018, increased (4.9 per cent).

 

Milk yield, 2015–2019

Thous. tonnes

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

In 2019, the number of eggs collected totalled 858.2 million (by 3.8 per cent less than in 2018).

 

Eggs collected, 2015–2019

Million pcs.

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In 2019, the amount of wool shorn totalled 303 tonnes, or by 7.6 per cent less than in 2018.

 

Wool shorn, 2015–2019

100 kg

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Production by county, 2019

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Purchase and prices of animal products

 

Purchase of animals and poultry, 2015–2019

Live weight, thous. tonnes

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Purchase prices of animals and poultry (live weight), 2015 and 2019

EUR t

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The latest and detailed data are available in the Database of Indicators.

 

Purchase and prices of milk (actual fat content)

Thous. tonnes

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Sale and prices of eggs, 2015–2019

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Sales price of agricultural land

Rent price of agricultural land

 

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