Minus 0.5 million animal units: the population of pigs has decreased in Ukraine

Submitted by bashun on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 16:20

As of early 2018, the population of pigs in Ukraine was 6.1 million. This is by 8.2% or 0.55 million animal units less on the corresponding date of 2017.

This is reported by http://pigua.info with reference to the State Statistical Service of Ukraine.

The most significant decline in the number of pigs in households (9%), to a record low - 2.82 million head. The largest losses were recorded in the private sector of Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia, Odesa and Ternopil regions. Cumulatively it is minus 135 thousand pigs, compared to the beginning of last year.

In these areas, during the year 2017, 37 cases of ASF were recorded. At the same time, in the record-breaking regions by the number of outbreaks of the last year - Odesa and Kharkiv (21 and 17 cases respectively) - the "winding down" of homestead pig breeding was not too large-scale. In particular, in the Odesa region the number of pigs in the households of the population trails last year's by 6,5 thousand animal units, and in the Kharkiv region - by 5,6 thousand animal units.

According to the industrial pigs, it did not decrease to new historical lows, but weakened to 3.3 million animal units (-7.5%). This only slightly exceeds its number in early 2007. So, a smaller number of pigs than a year before "counted" in agricultural enterprises of two thirds of the regions. In particular, the Zhytomyr and Luhansk region lost a third of the industrial pigs in a year, the Zakarpattia region lost almost 40%, and the Kharkiv region lost more than 50%.

At the same time, pork producers in the western regions (Volyn, Lviv, Rivne, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi) did not increase the number of livestock (+22 thousand cumulative units), Donetsk increased the number of livestock by 9 thousand animal units. The operators of the Kyiv region actively increased the production capacity, as of the beginning of the year there were more than 400 thousand heads or 60 thousand pigs more than for the same period of 2017.


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