EU-28: Dairy Farm Structure

This page provides with a general market view of the dairy farm structure in alcuni Paesi della UE-28 (Italia, Germania, Francia, Irlanda, Paesi Bassi, Polonia) with relation to:
  • Number of cows (heads)
  • Number of dairy farms
  • Agricultural area size class (in hectares)
The chart below shows the connection between the average farm size (cows/farms) and the number of farms destined to the cow breeding for milk production with relation to the agricultural area size.

The tables indicates the Number of dairy Farms and the Number of heads of each selected European country, with relation to the agricultural area size..

Charts at the bottom shows the comparison between Number of Farms and Number of heads in each selected country more in depth.
Size
(ha)
Number of dairy farms
Italy Germany France Ireland Netherlands Poland
Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
0 140 250 410 0 10 120
< 2 1.620 140 80 0 30 10.840
2 - 4,9 7.220 300 440 10 80 45.770
5 - 9,9 9.230 2.510 790 60 270 64.560
10 - 19,9 11.530 9.920 1.510 750 1.150 70.050
20 - 29,9 6.680 7.260 1.680 1.960 2.440 26.280
30 - 49,9 7.470 14.510 7.260 5.880 6.510 17.060
50 - 99,9 5.810 20.420 25.500 7.740 6.240 6.950
> 100 3.680 13.890 26.760 1.930 1.170 1.940
All 53.380 69.200 64.430 18.330 17.900 243.570
Size
(ha)
Number of cows
Italy Germany France Ireland Netherlands Poland
Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
0 5.560 9.300 34.240 0 1.000 2.710
< 2 12.270 1.910 710 20 630 15.310
2 - 4,9 65.000 4.540 5.970 360 680 85.580
5 - 9,9 162.260 24.870 3.260 1.070 4.200 232.370
10 - 19,9 294.490 154.330 15.060 18.900 38.210 595.000
20 - 29,9 274.760 170.000 33.230 69.390 130.100 405.070
30 - 49,9 355.150 521.290 235.680 313.060 523.880 386.110
50 - 99,9 389.790 1.278.060 1.264.780 673.550 774.890 245.490
> 100 450.830 2.110.190 2.085.480 321.720 271.240 215.850
All 2.010.110 4.274.490 3.678.410 1.398.070 1.744.830 2.183.490
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