Economic conditions have improved compared to the years 2015 and 2016. Nevertheless dairy cattle farmers have to pay back the bridge financing of the last years. Important task in farm management is to adjust to the new conditions of fluctuating market prices in dairy farm management to persist in periods of low milk prices.
In production, improving animal welfare and more efficient feeding is in the focus of dairy farmers. And in the brightened economic conditions, dairy farmers plan to expand farm investments.
DLG-Agrifuture Insights shows the goals and concepts in dairy farm development.