COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE NUMBER OF SHEEP IN FYR AND SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

  • Slavica Arsić, M.A. Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade
  • Marijana Jovanović, B.Sc. Institute of Agricultural Economics, Belgrade
  • Zorica Sredojević, PhD University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, Institute for agroeconomy, Zemun

Abstract

Sheep farming in Serbia, from year to year, notices a descending course in number of sheep, as well as in production of milk and meat. The main objective of this paper is the analysis of the number of sheep in Serbia and the surrounding countries (FYR). By comparing the current state of the total number of sheep (in 2011) with the state in the former Yugoslavia, the result shown is that there are 66% less sheep in Serbia compared to the total number seen in 1967 (base year). Compared to the last census from 2012, there is an increased number of sheep in Serbia, compared to previous year (2011) by 18.4%. Other former Yugoslav republics (FYR) also have a decrease in the total number of sheep: in Bosnia and Herzegovina by 76.5%, in Montenegro by 64.3%, in Croatia by 41.3%, in Macedonia by 63.5% compared to 1967 (base year), except for Slovenia, which has an increase in the total number of sheep by 83,000 head of cattle. In paper is given overview of the number of sheep for some European countries and for some part of world, in purpose of comparison with sheep state in FYR.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

1. Arsić, S., Kljajić, N., Vuković, P. (2012): Cattle stock and the analysis of total meat production in the Republic of Serbia, Economics of Agriculture, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 99-114.
2. Arsić, S., Jovanović, M., Vučković, S. (2013): Voluminous (bulky) fodder as a factor of economic improvement sheep production in Serbia, Proceedings, XXVII Conference of Agronomists, Veterinarians, Technologists and Agricultural Economists, vol. 19, no. 3-4, Institut PKB Agroekonomik, Belgrade, pp. 147-157.
3. Arsić S., Jovanović M. (2013): Opportunities for Biomass Production in Meadows and Pastures as Factor of Improving Sheep Production in Serbia, Agro-knowledge, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Agriculture, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 297-307.
4. B&H Federal Offce of Statistic (FOS), (2011): Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, B&H, available at: www.fzs.ba
5. Cecić, N.,Vuković, P., Cvijanović, D. (2007): Stanje i mogućnosti unapređenja kozarske i ovčarske proizvodnje u Srbiji, Ekonomika Poljoprivrede, Vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 241-254.
6. Drucker, A. G., Gomez, V., Anderson, S. (2001): The economic valuation of farm animal genetic resources: a survey of available methods, Ecological Economics, vol. 36, pp. 1–18.
7. FAO (2009): Statistical Yearbook 2009, FAO, Rome, available at: www.fao.org/docrep/014/am079m/pdf/am079m00a.pdf
8. FAO (2012): Statistical yearbook, Europe and Central Asia, Food and agriculture, FAO, Rome, available at: www.fao.org/docrep/017/i3138e/i3138e.pdf
9. Federal Statistical Offce (FSO), (1968): Statistical yearbook of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, FSO, Belgrade, SFRY.
10.Federal Statistical Offce (FSO), (1978): Statistical yearbook of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, FSO, Belgrade, SFRY.
11.Federal Statistical Offce (FSO), (1988): Statistical yearbook of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, FSO, Belgrade, SFRY.
12.Kljajić, N., Arsić, S., Savić, M. (2009.): Analysis of milk production and perspectives of goat and sheep breeding in Serbia, Economics of Agriculture, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 417-429.
13.Montenegro Statistical Offce (MONSTAT), (2011): Statistical yearbook, MONSTAT, Podgorica, Montenegro, available at: www.monstat.org
14.Republic of Macedonia State Statistical Offce (SSORM), (2012): Livestock Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Macedonia 2012, SSORM, Animal Husbandry, Skopje, Macedonia, available at: www.stst.gov.mk
15.Ruane, J. A. (2000): A framework for prioritizing domestic animal breeds for conservation purposes at the national level: a Norwegian case study, Conservation Biology, vol. 14, pp. 1385–1393.
16.Sredojević, Z., Popović, N. (2014): Sheep farming-pastures-sustainability: an economic model of sheep farm for rural areas in Serbia, Thematic Proceedings -International Scientifc Conference - Sustainable agriculture and rural development in terms of the Republic of Serbia strategic goals realization within the Danube region – achieving regional competitiveness, June 2014, IAE, Belgrade, pp. 1006-1023.
17.Statistical Bureau Croatia (SBC), (2012a): Statistical Yearbook of Republic of Croatia, SBC, Zagreb, Croatia, available at: www.dzs.hr
18.Statistical Bureau Croatia (SBC), (2012b): Croatia in fgures 2011 www.dzs.hr
19.Statistical Offce of the Republic of Serbia (SORS), (1998): Statistical yearbook, SORS, Belgrade.
20.Statistical Offce of the Republic of Serbia (SORS), (2001): Statistical yearbook, SORS, Belgrade.
21.Statistical Offce of the Republic of Serbia (SORS), (2012): Statistical yearbook of Serbia – 2011, SORS, Belgrade.
22.Statistical Offce of the Republic of Serbia (SORS), (2012): Census of agriculture, book II, SORS, Belgrade.
23.Statistical Offce of the Republic of Serbia (SORS), (2014): Statistical Pocketbook of the Republic of Serbia - 2014, SORS, Belgrade, available at: http://pod2.stat.gov.rs/ObjavljenePublikacije/G2014/pdf/G20142012.pdf
24.Statistical Offce of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS), (2013): Statistical Yearbook of Republic of Slovenia, Agriculture and fshing (2007-2011), SURS, Ljubljana, Slovenia, available at: www.stst.si
25.Tempelman, K. A., Cardellino, R. A. (2007): Preserving and developing unique animal genetic resources for future generations, Chapter 6 in: Tempelman, K. A., Cardellino, R. A. (Eds.) - People and animals: traditional livestock keepers: guardians of domestic animal diversity, FAO Inter-Departmental Working Group on Biological Diversity for Food and Agriculture, monograph, FAO, Rome, pp. 111 – 119.
Published
2015-06-30
How to Cite
ARSIĆ, Slavica; JOVANOVIĆ, Marijana; SREDOJEVIĆ, Zorica. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE NUMBER OF SHEEP IN FYR AND SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. Economics of Agriculture, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 2, p. 453-466, june 2015. ISSN 2334-8453. Available at: <http://ea.bg.ac.rs/index.php/EA/article/view/304>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.5937/ekoPolj1502453A.