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 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milk delivered (‘000 Tons) 19.134 19.437 19.581 19.622 20.378 20.700 21.115 21.697 21.954
% change from previous year +1,6% +0,7% +0,2% +3,9% +1,6% +2,0% +2,8% +1,2%
Average farmgate milk price (€ / 100 Kg) 32,15 35,83 34,92 37,22 38,06 33,14 31,17 34,67 34,25
% change from previous year +11,5% -2,5% +6,6% +2,3% -12,9% -5,9% +11,2% -1,2%
Milk produced (‘000 Tonnes) 20.499 20.500 20.657 20.502 21.598 21.441 21.864 22.277
% change from previous year +0,0% +0,8% -0,8% +5,3% -0,7% +2,0% +1,9%
Nr. of dairy cows ('000) 2.994 2.949 3.231 3.310 3.324 3.288 3.275 3.236
% change from previous year -1,5% +9,6% +2,5% +0,4% -1,1% -0,4% -1,2%
Estimated average production (quintals per cow) 68,5 69,5 63,9 61,9 65,0 65,2 66,8 68,8
% change from previous year +1,5% -8,0% -3,1% +4,9% +0,4% +2,4% +3,1%
Nr. of dairy farms 98.180 77.270
% change from previous census -21,3%
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)

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
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
43 45 0 36 105 48
4 7 4 13 0 45
9 17 8 13 66 41
14 17 17 18 104 62
28 25 33 28 70 85
49 42 48 27 83 0
69 55 57 30 130 0
93 81 82 30 139 0
152 107 169 40 140 0
AVERAGE ± su 2005
2013 2013
43 -18,9%
7 +35,3%
12 +52,8%
16 +12,2%
28 +13,8%
45 +37,0%
62 +25,6%
87 +21,5%
135 +21,0%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)

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
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
70 1.030 0 290 10 30
820 1.680 710 720 0 40
4.600 2.130 1.160 1.130 10 20
8.260 2.930 1.480 1.320 10 20
8.900 6.000 1.960 1.250 30 10
5.210 3.780 1.050 480 20 0
5.380 3.170 830 450 30 0
4.220 1.800 380 280 50 0
2.140 1.010 200 140 30 0
39.600 23.530 7.770 6.060 190 120
TOTAL ± su 2005
2013 2013
1.430 +45,9%
3.970 -65,4%
9.050 -60,2%
14.020 -46,8%
18.150 -42,7%
10.540 -25,2%
9.860 -14,6%
6.730 -6,3%
3.520 +4,5%
77.270 -40,3%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)
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
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
3.010 45.990 0 10.580 1.050 1.440
3.320 11.650 3.130 9.290 0 1.800
43.570 36.010 9.410 14.880 660 820
119.650 49.400 24.540 23.520 1.040 1.240
249.580 149.000 65.040 34.480 2.090 850
254.500 157.000 50.130 12.980 1.660 0
371.950 173.110 46.940 13.390 3.900 0
391.690 145.840 31.030 8.500 6.930 0
325.200 108.070 33.790 5.640 4.200 0
1.762.470 876.070 264.010 133.260 21.530 6.150
TOTAL ± su 2005
2013 2013
62.070 +18,4%
29.190 -53,3%
105.350 -39,3%
219.390 -40,3%
501.040 -34,8%
476.270 +2,4%
609.290 +7,2%
583.990 +13,9%
476.900 +26,4%
3.063.490 -8,5%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg)