Benefit: Yield of animal products

The breeding of pigs started to increase in the 1960s and pork is, at the moment, the most used meat product in Finland. Its use has risen subtly also in the 1990s and the 2000s, but has decreased slightly in recent years equaling 195 million kg in 2013.

The production of beef has had quite steady decreasing trend since 1990s. In the last 23 years the production has decreased over 30% and was 81 million kg in 2013. The production of poultry (including broilers and turkeys), on the other hand, has increased steeply in the latest decades. The amount of produced broiler has more than tripled since the beginning of the 1990s and that of turkey rose to 14 million kg annually in the first half of the 2000s but has decreased since then to 7 million kg. In 2013 the production of poultry was altogether 111 million kg.

Other meat products are the meat of sheep and horse. Both of them have decreased since 1990s. In 2013 the production of mutton was about one million kg and that of horse meat 0,5 million kg.

The production of milk has decreased slightly in 1990–2013 and was 2.2 milliard litres in 2013. The production of organic milk has increased 2.5-fold since 2000 and was 41 million litres in 2013.

Also the production of eggs has decreased in the past two decades despite the increasing trend in recent years. In 2013 the total production was 67 million kg. The share of organic production is in rise, in 2013 it covered 3.8% of the total production. Most of the eggs are still produced in battery farms even though their share has been decreasing in the 2000s.

 

Milk and milkproducts statistics. TIKE. Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

Meat production. TIKE. Information Centre of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.

 

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