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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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Utilised Agricultural Area in hectares
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CENTRAL EUROPE - Summary 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milk delivered (‘000 Tons) 92.486 96.854 99.804 99.645 101.095 101.680
% change from previous year +4,7% +3,0% -0,2% +1,5% +0,6%
Average farmgate milk price (€ / 100 Kg) 36,97 37,61 30,59 28,12 35,33 34,38
% change from previous year +1,7% -18,7% -8,1% +25,6% -2,7%
Milk produced (‘000 Tonnes) 94.723 99.006 101.774 102.044 103.227
% change from previous year +4,5% +2,8% +0,3% +1,2%
Nr. of dairy cows ('000) 13.548 13.717 13.932 13.957 13.821
% change from previous year +1,2% +1,6% +0,2% -1,0%
Estimated average production (quintals per cow) 69,9 72,2 73,1 73,1 74,7
% change from previous year +3,2% +1,2% +0,1% +2,2%
Nr. of dairy farms 281.410 234.560
% change from previous census -16,6%
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 until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)

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
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
37 84 13 100 0 7 19 0
14 9 7 21 0 3 3 0
15 14 6 9 36 3 4 0
10 4 5 16 18 7 5 0
16 10 13 33 25 13 13 0
23 20 20 53 35 20 25 12
36 32 39 80 53 29 41 29
63 50 76 124 87 39 61 53
152 78 152 232 167 46 79 95
AVERAGE ± su 2013
2016 2016
55 -13,2%
8 +35,9%
6 +47,4%
8 +27,1%
15 +19,4%
26 +18,7%
43 +14,1%
66 +19,7%
114 +22,7%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)

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
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
250 410 10 10 0 100 70 0
140 80 220 30 0 260 40 0
300 440 290 80 10 2.490 140 0
2.510 790 580 270 60 4.700 400 0
9.920 1.510 990 1.150 750 9.210 1.100 0
7.260 1.680 1.110 2.440 1.960 6.660 1.570 10
14.510 7.260 2.660 6.510 5.880 5.950 3.120 40
20.420 25.500 6.520 6.240 7.740 2.280 4.040 310
13.890 26.760 7.860 1.170 1.930 330 1.290 350
69.200 64.430 20.240 17.900 18.330 31.980 11.770 710
TOTAL ± su 2013
2016 2016
850 -12,4%
770 -31,9%
3.750 -31,4%
9.310 -28,3%
24.630 -25,2%
22.690 -22,9%
45.930 -15,5%
73.050 -14,0%
53.580 -9,5%
234.560 -16,6%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)
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
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
9.300 34.240 130 1.000 0 660 1.310 0
1.910 710 1.640 630 20 860 130 0
4.540 5.970 1.760 680 360 8.630 510 0
24.870 3.260 3.090 4.200 1.070 32.050 1.960 0
154.330 15.060 12.380 38.210 18.900 116.380 13.820 0
170.000 33.230 21.980 130.100 69.390 130.490 38.770 120
521.290 235.680 102.440 523.880 313.060 169.760 128.560 1.170
1.278.060 1.264.780 497.120 774.890 673.550 88.510 244.470 16.430
2.110.190 2.085.480 1.194.070 271.240 321.720 15.090 101.490 33.300
4.274.490 3.678.410 1.834.610 1.744.830 1.398.070 562.430 531.020 51.020
TOTAL ± su 2013
2016 2016
46.640 -23,9%
5.900 -7,4%
22.450 +1,1%
70.500 -8,9%
369.080 -10,7%
594.080 -8,4%
1.995.840 -3,6%
4.837.810 +3,0%
6.132.580 +11,1%
14.074.880 +4,1%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)