Grazing cows on a pasture near Aschau on the Inn River, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany© Heiner Heine/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
The number of dairy cows across 14 EU member states fell by 0.9% (195,000 head) in the year ending June 2017 to 21m head. There was a 1% fall in the number of animals not due for slaughter, which were down by 265,000 head. The fall was a result of higher cullings and fewer replacement heifers being retained, largely driven by lower milk prices last year, according to AHDB Dairy and Eurostat figures. See also: Video: Top farmer tips for a […]
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