Pig-keeping in Austria

Pigs in the stable and have fun with straw
Photo: BML / Hopi Media

Pig keeping represents an important line of business in Austria’s agriculture. Approximately 24,200 farms keep about 2.8 million heads of animals.

Over the past few years the production of pork has decreased slightly. The degree of self-sufficiency with pork amounts to 103% in Austria. Since our accession to the European Union rather large quantities of pigs, respectively pig meat, have been brought to Austria. Breeding measures focus on meat quantity and quality and on the resistance of animals.