August 2, 2021

 

Germany sees rise in organic pigs, cattle, chicken farms during 2010-20

 

 

The number of organic pigs in Germany increased by 36% between 2010 and 2020, representing under 1% of the country's total pig inventory.

 

According to the final results of the 2020 agricultural census of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of organic farms has increased by 41%, rising from 12,300 to 17,300 in the last ten years. Overall, in 2020, a tenth of the 168,800 German farms were organic (6% in 2010).

 

Last year, there were 13,000 organic cattle farms (+34% compared to 2010), with 861,300 animals; 5,400 organic chicken farms, with about 8,296,900 animals (5% of the total chicken inventory nationwide in 2020; 3% in 2010); and 1,600 organic pig farms, with a 36% increase in the number of pigs between 2010 and 2020 (from 156,300 to 212,500 animals).

 

- Destatis (Germany)