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Head of swine livestock. Provinces

Head of swine livestock. Provinces 2022
Piglets Pigs < 50 kg Fattening pigs Male Sows Total
Barcelona 723,209 322,468 563,237 1,013 191,222 1,801,149
Girona 283,341 252,837 344,378 791 70,760 952,105
Lleida 1,277,341 997,816 1,883,967 2,053 290,215 4,451,392
Tarragona 214,368 103,221 219,916 169 56,066 593,740
Total 2,498,258 1,676,342 3,011,498 4,026 608,263 7,798,386
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.

Last update: October 30, 2023.

Methodological note

Methodological aspects

EU member states must carry out annual livestock surveys to determine the number of cattle and type by age and productive states.

Livestock surveys aimed at quantifying the number of pigs, sheep and goats present on Catalan farms in two specific reference periods. In sheep and goats, information on milk production and its destination is also gathered. Regulation 1165/2008 states that two yearly surveys into pig production will be carried out, the first in May and the second in November. For sheep and goats, one annual survey is to be carried out into the two species together during the month of November. The population scope includes all pig, sheep and goat production within the territory of Catalonia and recorded as active in the registry of farms of the DAAM.

The body responsible for the management, implementation, review and dissemination of the results of the Survey of Livestock in Catalonia is the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and the Environment (DAAM). This statistical operation is to be carried out in accordance with the rules established by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) for all autonomous communities in the Spanish State.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".