Archive: Dip in German dairy cow population in second half of 2014

Published 13 January 15

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Since 2009 Germany has seen an overall trend of increasing cow numbers. However, recent data shows a 0.4% decrease in the number dairy cows in Germany between May and November 2014. According to the European Commission, Germany is one of the countries at risk of exceeding quota for 2014/15. Therefore, a reason for the decrease in cow numbers could be producers attempting to rein in production to minimise the impact of superlevy.

German cow numbers 01.15