The USDA predicts a decrease in the number of dairy cows in the EU in 2023

Cow Milk
Published Jan 20, 2023

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Despite the constant annual increase in the productivity of cows, the reduction of the herd has led to a decrease in the production of cow's milk in the EU, which is forecasted at the level of 143 million tons in 2023. The implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the accompanying Farm to Fork (F2F) strategies are likely to add uncertainty to the dairy sector in the coming year. The EU-wide drought, which lasted throughout the summer of 2022, hampered feed and milk production, as production costs for energy and fertilizers increased and this caused raw milk selling prices to rise. The production of non-cow's milk in the EU is mainly concentrated in the Mediterranean countries. It fared better, with consumer demand for dairy products such as goat cheeses or mozzarella made from buffalo milk growing, as well as local milk ...
Source: MilkUA
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