ARCHIVE: Cattle projects
Analysis of recent data for dairy cows in England and implications for the environment
Changes in the dairy sector and any resulting environmental impacts may result from the combination of many factors including changes in input and output prices, technology, diseases (including FMD, Blue Tongue and TB), the impact of regulatory measures including the NVZ Action Programme and anticipated WFD measures as well as individual circumstances such as time to retirement. This report was commissioned to investigate any trends in the available data and to assess any implications for the environment. It updates and extends a previous Observatory report published in 2006.
This project investigates the 2005 June Survey results that indicated a reduction in both the dairy herd and herd replacements, particularly for the suckler herd.
The project will look at the environmental implications as a result of the differing ways in which the new CAP Reform measures are being administered within the UK and the possible reasons for the fall in herd replacements.
Results from the research project looking at dairy farming in England published 12 July 2006
Further information is available on our Help page about downloading or reading Adobe Acrobat documents.
Page last modified: 15 July, 2010
Page published: 13 August, 2009