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Milk production could grow by almost a quarter in the Atlantic regions of Europe

Published Oct 14, 2022

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Milk production could grow by almost a quarter in the Atlantic regions of Europe, especially in the north, with the exception of French Brittany.

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The Dairy4Future project, directed by the French Livestock Institute (IDELE), seeks to anticipate the evolution of milk production in twelve European regions of the Atlantic arc, through studies, exchange of experiences, pilot farms,... Its results show differences and convergences between them, from exclusively pasture-based farming in Ireland to facility-based farming in Portugal. Between 2007 and 2017, milk production grew by 23% in the Atlantic Arc of the EU, mainly due to the pull of Ireland (+43%). Only three regions registered a decrease of approximately 15%: the south-west of France, the Basque Country and the north of Portugal. Between now and 2030, production will continue to grow (between 9% and 15% on average) in all regions, with the exception of French Brittany (-5%). Once again it will be Ireland that registers the largest increase (+21%). Christophe Perrot, economist at IDELE, has pointed out that “in France we have considered that our internal demand is strong. ...
Source: Agropopular
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