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Compare Your Dairy Farm vs other European Dairy Farms

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Southern 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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SOUTHERN EUROPE - Summary 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milk delivered (‘000 Tons) 19.622 20.378 20.700 21.115 21.697 21.958
% change from previous year +3,9% +1,6% +2,0% +2,8% +1,2%
Average farmgate milk price (€ / 100 Kg) 37,22 38,06 33,14 31,17 34,67 34,25
% change from previous year +2,3% -12,9% -5,9% +11,2% -1,2%
Milk produced (‘000 Tonnes) 20.502 21.598 21.441 21.864 22.277
% change from previous year +5,3% -0,7% +2,0% +1,9%
Nr. of dairy cows ('000) 3.310 3.324 3.288 3.275 3.236
% change from previous year +0,4% -1,1% -0,4% -1,2%
Estimated average production (quintals per cow) 61,9 65,0 65,2 66,8 68,8
% change from previous year +4,9% +0,4% +2,4% +3,1%
Nr. of dairy farms 77.270 81.580
% change from previous census +5,6%
Source:
Milk delivered: Eurostat, AGEA, FEGA
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 dell'Europa del SUD, 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.





SOUTHERN 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
Italy Spain Portugal Greece Cyprus Malta
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
40 59 252 0 86 49
8 7 3 0 0 65
9 23 7 0 0 64
18 17 15 0 38 85
26 30 30 0 76 92
41 47 48 0 87 0
48 66 55 0 105 0
67 92 79 0 147 0
123 130 172 0 181 0
AVERAGE ± su 2013
2016 2016
62 +43,7%
7 -1,3%
11 -7,3%
17 +9,6%
27 -0,8%
44 -3,6%
53 -14,2%
73 -15,3%
127 -6,3%
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 in Europa del SUD

SOUTHERN 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
Italy Spain Portugal Greece Cyprus Malta
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
140 810 30 0 10 30
1.620 1.250 670 0 0 30
7.220 1.320 1.190 0 0 20
9.230 2.830 1.560 0 20 10
11.530 4.970 2.130 0 30 10
6.680 3.080 1.000 0 20 0
7.470 2.880 770 0 30 0
5.810 1.630 500 0 50 0
3.680 1.040 250 0 30 0
53.380 19.810 8.100 0 190 100
TOTAL ± su 2013
2016 2016
1.020 -28,7%
3.570 -10,1%
9.750 +7,7%
13.650 -2,6%
18.670 +2,9%
10.780 +2,3%
11.150 +13,1%
7.990 +18,7%
5.000 +42,0%
81.580 +5,6%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)
EUROPA DEL SUD - 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
Italy Spain Portugal Greece Cyprus Malta
2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
5.560 48.150 7.570 0 860 1.470
12.270 9.160 2.310 0 220 1.940
65.000 30.660 8.060 0 220 1.270
162.260 47.680 22.650 0 750 850
294.490 149.470 63.950 0 2.280 920
274.760 144.470 48.370 0 1.740 50
355.150 190.420 42.270 0 3.160 0
389.790 150.670 39.300 0 7.360 0
450.830 135.170 43.120 0 5.440 0
2.010.110 905.850 277.600 0 22.030 6.500
TOTAL ± su 2013
2016 2016
63.610 +2,5%
25.900 -11,3%
105.210 -0,1%
234.190 +6,7%
511.110 +2,0%
469.390 -1,4%
591.000 -3,0%
587.120 +0,5%
634.560 +33,1%
3.222.090 +5,2%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)