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Table 2 Details of the cattle population and numbers of animals slaughtered in the Nordic countries in 2019

From: Overview of the practices of on-farm emergency slaughter of cattle in the Nordic countries

  Cattle population Adult cows Dairy cows Beef Cows Known number of cattle slaughtered Number of cattle slaughtered in a slaughterhouse (% of known slaughtered) Number of cattle slaughtered for domestic consumption (% of known slaughtered) Number of OFES cattle (% of known slaughtered)
Denmark 1,500,000a 645,800a 563,000a 83,000a 468,000c,d 464,000 (99.1%)c 4000 (0.9%)d Unknown
Finland 840,420a 318,360a 258,940 59,420 247,000c,d 242,940 (98.4%)c 4060 (1.6%)d Unknown
Iceland 80,900 a 29,000a 26,200 a 2900 a 27,130c,d 22,730 (83.8%)c 4400 (16.2%)d None
Norway 862,550b 307,484b 215,069b 92,415b 304,953b 292,153 (95.8%)b Unknown 12,800 (4.2%)b
Sweden 1,404,670a 499,700a 301,380a 198,320a 441,780 c,d 432,770 (98.0%) c 9010 (2.0%)d Unknown
  1. Data sources:
  2. aAnonymous. Bovine population—annual data 2019. European Commission’s official statistics body—Eurostat. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/databrowser/view/APRO_MT_LSCATL__custom_697055/default/table?lang=en. Accessed 17 March 2022
  3. bAnonymous. The status of meat production 2019. In Norwegian. 2020. Animalia. https://www.animalia.no/contentassets/3dce35cde68a47b091097fa8c6ec2dd5/kjottets-tilstand-2019.pdf. Accessed 17 March 2022
  4. cAnonymous. Estimates of slaughtering, in slaughterhouses—annual data 2019. European Commision's official statistics body – Eurostat. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/databrowser/view/APRO_MT_PANN/default/table?lang=en&category=agr.apro.apro_anip.apro_mt.apro_mt_p. Accessed 17 March 2022
  5. dAnonymous. Estimates of slaughtering, other than in slaughterhouses—annual data 2019. European Commission’s official statistics body – Eurostat. https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/databrowser/view/apro_mt_sloth/default/table?lang=en. Accessed 17 March 2022