Compare Your Dairy Farm vs other European Dairy Farms

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Central Europe: 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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CENTRAL EUROPE - Summary 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milk delivered (‘000 Tons) 89.056 91.603 91.554 92.486 96.854 99.804 99.645 101.095 101.704
% change from previous year +2,9% -0,1% +1,0% +4,7% +3,0% -0,2% +1,5% +0,6%
Average farmgate milk price (€ / 100 Kg) 30,67 34,06 32,56 36,97 37,61 30,59 28,12 35,33 34,38
% change from previous year +11,0% -4,4% +13,6% +1,7% -18,7% -8,1% +25,6% -2,7%
Milk produced (‘000 Tonnes) 91.922 94.241 93.889 94.723 99.006 101.774 102.044 103.227
% change from previous year +2,5% -0,4% +0,9% +4,5% +2,8% +0,3% +1,2%
Nr. of dairy cows ('000) 13.371 13.273 13.315 13.548 13.717 13.932 13.957 13.821
% change from previous year -0,7% +0,3% +1,7% +1,2% +1,6% +0,2% -1,0%
Estimated average production (quintals per cow) 68,7 71,0 70,5 69,9 72,2 73,1 73,1 74,7
% change from previous year +3,3% -0,7% -0,8% +3,2% +1,2% +0,1% +2,2%
Nr. of dairy farms 294.150 281.410
% change from previous census -4,3%
Source:
Milk delivered: Eurostat, DEFRA
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 del Centro Europa, 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.





CENTRAL EUROPE - 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
Germany France United Kingdoms Netherlands Ireland Austria Belgium Luxembourg
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
50 79 53 37 0 3 0 0
25 3 9 3 44 4 3 0
14 3 8 10 42 3 6 0
8 5 6 13 26 5 9 0
15 6 12 31 24 9 18 0
22 11 19 50 33 16 33 0
34 25 35 74 48 23 46 33
59 38 68 111 76 29 64 51
139 59 138 196 135 31 84 82
AVERAGE ± su 2005
2013 2013
63 +43,8%
6 -30,8%
4 -14,9%
6 -12,2%
13 -5,5%
22 -3,2%
38 +9,4%
55 +14,1%
93 +8,5%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)

The agricultural areas depicted in the graph represent at least 70% of the milk produced in the nel Centro Europa

CENTRAL EUROPE - 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
Germany France United Kingdoms Netherlands Ireland Austria Belgium Luxembourg
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
110 570 180 20 0 90 0 0
70 470 160 90 10 310 20 0
270 1.700 260 200 20 2.980 40 0
2.860 1.730 580 350 70 7.250 140 0
12.320 2.930 970 1.340 780 13.960 640 0
9.030 4.690 1.100 2.720 2.040 8.620 1.230 0
17.660 11.660 2.800 7.050 6.160 6.200 2.790 40
23.050 35.600 6.840 5.950 7.450 2.400 3.300 350
13.450 33.190 8.410 950 1.610 380 870 330
78.820 92.540 21.300 18.670 18.140 42.190 9.030 720
TOTAL ± su 2005
2013 2013
970 +148,7%
1.130 -52,5%
5.470 -43,0%
12.980 -36,2%
32.940 -34,9%
29.430 -35,0%
54.360 -32,4%
84.940 -15,3%
59.190 +20,1%
281.410 -21,5%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)
CENTRO EUROPA - 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
Germany France United Kingdoms Netherlands Ireland Austria Belgium Luxembourg
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
5.450 45.310 9.580 730 0 250 0 0
1.780 1.240 1.510 240 440 1.110 50 0
3.700 5.280 2.090 1.990 830 8.080 240 0
21.690 8.130 3.660 4.380 1.830 36.350 1.320 0
181.860 17.050 11.280 41.190 18.520 132.150 11.310 0
200.190 51.500 20.980 134.850 66.540 134.800 40.030 0
598.010 285.970 98.190 520.760 295.220 141.610 128.730 1.320
1.363.650 1.347.900 462.550 662.940 562.790 69.960 210.310 17.680
1.875.100 1.974.800 1.157.120 185.830 217.050 11.700 72.840 27.110
4.251.430 3.737.180 1.766.960 1.552.910 1.163.220 536.010 464.830 46.110
TOTAL ± su 2005
2013 2013
61.320 +257,8%
6.370 -67,2%
22.210 -51,5%
77.360 -44,0%
413.360 -38,5%
648.890 -37,1%
2.069.810 -26,0%
4.697.780 -3,4%
5.521.550 +30,2%
13.518.650 -2,2%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)