The Impact of Increased Operating Costs on Meat Livestock in the European Union

14-08-2009

The present study assesses the impact of the costs crisis of 2007 and 2008. The analysis is made for beef, pig, poultry and sheep livestock farming. Costs and incomes are compared for a panel of typical farms in 6 EU countries. Strengths and weaknesses of main meat farming systems are highlighted. Sensitivity of each system is tested against different 2014 scenarios. Finally, recommendations are made about possible actions.

The present study assesses the impact of the costs crisis of 2007 and 2008. The analysis is made for beef, pig, poultry and sheep livestock farming. Costs and incomes are compared for a panel of typical farms in 6 EU countries. Strengths and weaknesses of main meat farming systems are highlighted. Sensitivity of each system is tested against different 2014 scenarios. Finally, recommendations are made about possible actions.

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ADHB Meat Services: M. M. TOPLIFF; CRPA: M. Kees de ROEST; IFIP: Ms C. ROGUET; Institut de l'Elevage: M. P. CHOTTEAU, Ms A. MOTTET, M. P. SARZEAUD; INTERBEV: M. C. DEBLITZ-vTI; ITAVI: Ms P. MAGDELAINE; LEI Wageningen UR: M. R. HOSTE, M. P. VAN HORNE