|Ekologisk animalieproduktion 2018|
JO 27 SM 1901
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Increase in organic milk production
In 2018 there was an increase in the amount of milk delivered to dairies by 12 % or 50 800 tonnes compared with 2017. In total, 465 000 tonnes organic milk was delivered to the dairies. Almost 17 % of the total milk production in Sweden was organic in 2018.
Production of organic drinking milk increased by 1 % during 2018 compared with 2017 while the production of acidified milk was almost unchanged. The production of cream increased by 10 % and the production of cheese decreased slightly.
The slaughter of organic cattle increased by 13 % to 21 800 tonnes in 2018. About 16 % of the total slaughtered cattle were reared using organic production methods. In total, the slaughter of organic sheep and lambs was estimated to 1 200 tonnes in 2018. This means that 21 % of the sheep and lambs slaughtered were reared using organic production methods.
The slaughter of organic pigs was estimated to 5 500 tonnes in 2018, an increase by 15 % compared with 2017. For chickens there was a large increase in production in 2016. The increase in production continued in 2017 but the rate of increase was lower. In 2018 the slaughter decreased by 27 %. However, the number of organic pigs and chickens is low in Sweden and as a consequence slaughter of organic pigs and broilers is also low. In 2018, about 2 % of the total slaughter of pigs and 1 % of the slaughter of broilers came from animals reared on holdings applying organic production methods.
Organic egg production delivered to wholesalers had a share of almost 17 % of total egg production in 2018. Organic eggs delivered to wholesalers were estimated to 20 500 tonnes in 2018, a small decrease compared with 2017.