Hungarian cattle population continues to grow

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Hungary’s overall stock of cattle increased in December, continuing a trend that began in the end of 2010, the Hungarian Statistical Office (KSH)reported today.

Hungarian population of cows and total cattle, in thousands. (Source: Central Statistical Office)

“The number of cattle rose by 18,000 compared to December 2014, and reached 821,000,” KSH reported “The cow stock increased by 9,000 over a year.”

The number of pigs was 3.1 million, a decline of about 11,000 compared with a year year earlier. As of the beginning of this year, the VAT on pork products was cut to 5%, which could be expected to cause a run on pigs, but the stock of pigs and sheep (1.2 million) actually remained relatively steady over the last six months, according to KSH.

The number of chickens was 32.4 million, 1.9 million higher than a year earlier.

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