Purchase of livestock and poultry (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 21202
Number of purchased animals, weight and value of meat and offals received from purchased animals.
Number of slaughtered animals and meat received from them in approved meat establishments.
Estonian Classifcation of Economic Activities (EMTAK 2008) based on NACE Rev. 2
Data providers are approved meat establishments, approved by the Veterinary and Food Board.
Approved meat establishments – according to the Food Act, approving of the companies is performed by the Veterinary and Food Board. Approving is a procedure, in the course of which the food-processing companies or their parts are checked with regard to their correspondence to the Food Act, European Parliament and Council Regulations No 852/2004 and 853/2004 and to all other appropriate acts of food processing.
Beef – the weight of a slaughtered bovine animal’s cold body after having been skinned, bled and eviscerated, and after removal of the external genitalia, the limbs (severed at the carpus and tarsus), the head, the tail, the kidneys and kidney fats, and the udder.
Mutton and goats meat – the weight of a slaughtered sheep or goat’s cold body after having been skinned, bled and eviscerated (incl. the kidneys, kidney fats and pelvic fat), and after removal of the head (severed at the atlanto-occipital joint), of the feet (forelimbs severed at the carpo-metacarpal joints and hindlimbs at the tarso-metatarsal joints), of the tail (severed between the sixth and seventh caudal vertebrae) and of the genital organs (including udder).
Offals – heart, pulmones, liver and tongue (excl. tongue of sheep and goat).
Pork – the weight of a slaughtered pig’s cold body after having been bled and eviscerated (incl. the kidneys, flare fat and pelvic fat) and after removal of the bristles, the tongue, the brain and the spinal cord, the head (severed at the atlanto-occipital joint), the forelimbs (severed at the carpus), the hooves and the tail (severed between the last sacral vertebra and the first caudal vertebra), the genitalia and the diaphragm.
Purchase – animals and poultry purchased from Estonian agricultural producers.
Purchase of agricultural products – buying of agricultural production for the purpose of processing, partial processing and/or resale.
Value – purchase price, excluding the value added tax.
Meat processing establishment
Meat processing establishments approved by the Veterinary and Food Board.
List of approved meat processing establishments compiled by the Veterinary and Food Board
Estonia as a whole
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„Põllumajandus arvudes. Agriculture in Figures”
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Data serve as input for statistical activities 21207 „Economic accounts for agriculture” and 21213 „Supply balance sheets of agricultural products”.
Regulation (EC) No 1165/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 concerning livestock and meat statistics and repealing Council Directives 93/23/EEC, 93/24/EEC and 93/25/EEC
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Ministry of Agriculture
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Total population involves 64 objects. Total survey has been used.
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