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Compare Your Dairy Farm vs other European Dairy Farms

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Italy: 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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ITALY - Summary 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Milk delivered (‘000 Tons) 10.701 11.037 11.162 11.527 11.953 12.084
% change from previous year +3,1% +1,1% +3,3% +3,7% +1,1%
Average farmgate milk price (€ / 100 Kg) 38,78 39,72 34,69 32,01 37,01 35,85
% change from previous year +2,4% -12,7% -7,7% +15,6% -3,1%
Milk produced (‘000 Tonnes) 11.281 11.907 11.426 11.886 12.199
% change from previous year +5,5% -4,0% +4,0% +2,6%
Nr. of dairy cows ('000) 2.075 2.069 2.057 2.060 2.040
% change from previous year -0,3% -0,6% +0,2% -1,0%
Estimated average production (quintals per cow) 54,4 57,5 55,6 57,7 59,8
% change from previous year +5,8% -3,5% +3,8% +3,7%
Nr. of dairy farms 39.570 53.250
% change from previous census +34,6%
Source:
Milk delivered: 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 until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)

The average farmgate milk price is obtained by weighing the average farmgate milk price (source: Elaborazione CLAL) 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.





ITALY - 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
North-West Italy North-East Italy Southern Italy and Islands Central Italy
2016 2016 2016 2016
0 0 232 0
8 5 10 8
7 7 11 14
16 13 23 24
27 23 28 25
69 34 35 24
66 61 31 39
104 83 40 44
156 163 70 105
AVERAGE ± su 2013
2016 2016
278 +588,8%
8 +87,2%
9 -4,4%
18 +20,9%
26 -8,9%
41 -15,5%
48 -31,1%
67 -27,7%
122 -20,9%
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 Italia

ITALY - 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
North-West Italy North-East Italy Southern Italy and Islands Central Italy
2016 2016 2016 2016
0 0 20 0
500 470 460 190
1.160 2.960 2.570 520
1.530 4.060 2.900 750
2.150 4.650 3.910 820
1.560 2.010 2.370 730
1.810 1.860 3.160 610
1.540 1.310 2.450 520
1.290 740 1.340 330
11.540 18.060 19.180 4.470
TOTAL ± su 2013
2016 2016
20 -71,4%
1.620 +97,6%
7.210 +56,1%
9.240 +12,3%
11.530 +29,6%
6.670 +27,8%
7.440 +38,5%
5.820 +37,6%
3.700 +75,4%
53.250 +34,6%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)
ITALIA - 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
North-West Italy North-East Italy Southern Italy and Islands Central Italy
2016 2016 2016 2016
640 270 4.640 0
3.790 2.440 4.510 1.540
7.800 20.570 29.550 7.080
23.980 52.550 67.750 18.010
58.120 107.960 107.800 20.590
107.160 68.080 81.850 17.670
120.230 113.320 97.600 23.990
160.720 109.160 96.810 23.110
201.420 120.950 93.670 34.790
683.860 595.300 584.180 146.780
TOTAL ± su 2013
2016 2016
5.550 +96,8%
12.280 +269,9%
65.000 +49,2%
162.290 +35,7%
294.470 +18,0%
274.760 +8,0%
355.140 -4,5%
389.800 -0,5%
450.830 +38,6%
2.010.120 +14,1%
Source: Eurostat (dataset: ef_olsaareg until 2013, ef_lsk_bovine from 2016)