Compare Your Dairy Farm vs other European Dairy Farms

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EU-28: Dairy Farm Structure

This page summarizes the structure of Dairy Farms, with particular reference to the number of dairy cows, the number of farms, the average size of available farmland and other relevant information.

Data is available on all the regions of individual EU countries; by filling out the form in the yellow box it is possible to compare one’s own Dairy Farm with other European Dairy Farms.

Compare Your Dairy Farm vs other European Dairy Farms

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Utilised Agricultural Area in hectares
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EU-28 - Summary 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Milk delivered (‘000 Tons) 136.690 139.859 140.951 141.941 148.471 152.333 153.171 156.068
% change from previous year +2,3% +0,8% +0,7% +4,6% +2,6% +0,6% +1,9%
Average farmgate milk price (€ / 100 Kg) 30,50 33,97 32,62 36,46 37,29 30,81 28,34 34,80
% change from previous year +11,4% -4,0% +11,8% +2,3% -17,4% -8,0% +22,8%
Milk produced (‘000 Tonnes) 148.593 152.404 152.709 137.943 159.869 162.805 163.377
% change from previous year +2,6% +0,2% -9,7% +15,9% +1,8% +0,4%
Nr. of dairy cows ('000) 22.987 23.028 23.211 20.816 23.566 23.593 23.524
% change from previous year +0,2% +0,8% -10,3% +13,2% +0,1% -0,3%
Estimated average production (quintals per cow) 64,6 66,2 65,8 66,3 67,8 69,0 69,5
% change from previous year +2,4% -0,6% +0,7% +2,4% +1,7% +0,6%
Nr. of dairy farms 1.742.520 1.484.680
% change from previous census -14,8%
Source:
Milk delivered: Eurostat, DEFRA, FEGA, AGEA
Nr. of dairy cows: Eurostat (dataset: agr_r_animal)
Milk produced: Eurostat (dataset: agr_r_milkpr)
Nr. of dairy farms: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)

The average farmgate milk price is obtained by weighing, for each dell'UE-28, the average farmgate milk price (source: MMO) against the quantities of milk delivered (source: Eurostat).
The average production per cow is obtained by dividing the tonnes of milk produced by the number of dairy cows.





EU-28 - Average number of dairy cows per Dairy Farm
Size
(ha)
Year
0
< 2
2 - 4,9
5 - 9,9
10 - 19,9
20 - 29,9
30 - 49,9
50 - 99,9
> 100
Central Europe Eastern Europe Southern Europe Baltic and Nordic countries
2013 2013 2013 2013
63 5 43 21
6 1 7 1
4 2 12 1
6 3 16 2
13 7 28 4
22 13 45 8
38 19 62 14
55 28 87 33
93 148 135 116
AVERAGE ± su 2005
2013 2013
14 +90,8%
2 +15,4%
2 +22,6%
4 +22,4%
9 +19,1%
19 +17,0%
33 +12,8%
52 +13,4%
103 +9,3%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)

The agricultural areas depicted in the graph represent at least 70% of the milk produced in the in UE-28

EU-28 - Number of dairy farms
Size
(ha)
Year
0
< 2
2 - 4,9
5 - 9,9
10 - 19,9
20 - 29,9
30 - 49,9
50 - 99,9
> 100
All
Central Europe Eastern Europe Southern Europe Baltic and Nordic countries
2013 2013 2013 2013
970 9.670 1.430 750
1.130 302.400 3.970 4.400
5.470 305.640 9.050 22.880
12.980 187.870 14.020 23.780
32.940 125.520 18.150 19.970
29.430 40.860 10.540 8.600
54.360 26.300 9.860 9.200
84.940 11.740 6.730 10.050
59.190 6.900 3.520 9.470
281.410 1.016.900 77.270 109.100
TOTAL ± su 2005
2013 2013
12.820 -19,2%
311.900 -57,6%
343.040 -56,0%
238.650 -51,2%
196.580 -41,6%
89.430 -30,7%
99.720 -26,0%
113.460 -13,9%
79.080 +16,3%
1.484.680 -47,4%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)
UE-28 - Number of cows
Size
(ha)
Year
0
< 2
2 - 4,9
5 - 9,9
10 - 19,9
20 - 29,9
30 - 49,9
50 - 99,9
> 100
All
Central Europe Eastern Europe Southern Europe Baltic and Nordic countries
2013 2013 2013 2013
61.320 45.960 62.070 15.560
6.370 448.960 29.190 5.810
22.210 544.850 105.350 33.320
77.360 554.170 219.390 46.570
413.360 850.060 501.040 70.530
648.890 537.430 476.270 65.000
2.069.810 511.600 609.290 130.300
4.697.780 323.740 583.990 328.520
5.521.550 1.021.990 476.900 1.093.870
13.518.650 4.838.760 3.063.490 1.789.480
TOTAL ± su 2005
2013 2013
184.910 +54,3%
490.330 -51,1%
705.730 -46,1%
897.490 -40,3%
1.834.990 -30,5%
1.727.590 -19,0%
3.321.000 -16,6%
5.934.030 -2,4%
8.114.310 +27,1%
23.210.380 -7,7%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)