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Netherlands: Calf imports are back at average level after peak in 2022

Frozen Bone-In Beef
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Netherlands
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Published Jan 10, 2024

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In 2023, the Dutch veal sector imported 775,012 calves, which is 36,641 fewer than in 2022. Germany remains the largest supplier of calves, but their significance has decreased due to the shrinkage of the German dairy herd. There has been a significant increase in imports from Ireland, with the Netherlands accounting for over half of the total Irish calf exports.
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In 2023, the Dutch veal sector imported 775,012 calves. According to figures from the implementation organization RVO, this is 36,641 fewer calves than in 2022. This turned out to be a one-off peak in 2022. Last year's numbers are in line with 2021 and 2020. Read more below the graph Fewer calves from Germany due to shrinking livestock population Germany remains the largest supplier with 539,691 calves. Although the importance of German calves has decreased in recent years. In 2020, 77% of imported calves came from Germany. Last year it was just under 70%. This decrease is mainly due to the shrinkage of the German dairy herd. The Netherlands takes over half of Irish calf exports Imports from Ireland have risen sharply in the past two years. Last year 106,228 calves came from Ireland. That is more than double compared to 2020. With those numbers, the Netherlands accounts for just over half of the total Irish calf exports. With the decrease in the number of German calves, imports ...
Source: Boerderij
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