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Management focus of dairy farmers

Chart of the month (January/2018)

The current "Graphic of the Month" shows the management priorities of the dairy farmers surveyed. In all countries, dairy farmers attention is on economic viability and securing of financial solvency. The farmers tend to create the requirements to overcome phases of low milk prices.

Further key aspect is improving feed efficiency. For dairy farmers in Germany it is one element to realize specifications of the new manure legislation. Further more, feed efficiency and high basic feed performance are crucial elements for economical milk production.

Animal welfare is in focus of the discussion on animal husbandry in Europe. Especially dairy farmers in Poland and the United Kingdom focus to increase animal welfare in dairy farming systems.

DLG-Agrifuture Insights is the new DLG knowledge brand and platform for international trend analysis in the agricultural sector. It examines the business environment in agriculture and agribusiness through a global panel of 1,650 leading farmers in 11 countries. Every month, DLG-Agrifuture Insights publishes a "Chart of the Month" from the extensive range of development trends in the international agricultural markets. The "Graphic of the Month " is free for publication when it is named "DLG-Agrifuture Insights".

Interested parties will receive further information about DLG-Agrifuture Insights at DLG. Contact is Dr. Achim Schaffner, Head of Economics, Tel.: +49 69 24788-321 or email: afi(at)