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Study on Milk Production Costs in the Netherlands

On June 24th 2014, the Dutch EMB member organisation Dutch Dairymen Board (DDB) presented a scientific study on production costs in the Netherlands of 2013. This study is based, among others, on the data of the European Commission’s Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN). Furthermore, by means of a market-oriented income rate, the cost calculation includes a fair income for dairy farmers.

The presentation of this study is yet another important step that helps to give a clear picture of the situation on the milk market in the Netherlands. It became clear that there is a large gap between costs of production and the milk price paid to producers. The study was carried out by the German office BAL (Büro für Agrarsoziologie und Landwirtschaft).