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Head of swine livestock. Provinces

Head of swine livestock. Provinces 2021
Piglets Pigs < 50 kg Fattening pigs Male Sows Total
Barcelona 736,453 397,325 690,743 814 179,767 2,005,102
Girona 264,424 236,392 406,363 551 63,720 971,450
Lleida 1,201,149 1,018,046 1,978,692 1,038 281,801 4,480,726
Tarragona 170,198 116,673 207,926 227 68,590 563,614
Total 2,372,224 1,768,436 3,283,724 2,630 593,878 8,020,892
Source: Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda.

Last update: July 27, 2022.


These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Livestock (PRORAM).

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 "..".