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German Cattle Herd Continues To Decline

29 July 2010
Meat & Livestock Australia

GERMANY - The German cattle herd has continued its long term decline (despite a partial recovery in 2007 and 2008), with total numbers down one per cent to 12.8 million, according to provisional results from the German cattle census performed in May (EU Market Survey).

Young steers registered the largest reduction (down three per cent) to 1.075 million head, influenced by a six per cent increase in slaughter of this category to 136,000 head. In contrast, the dairy cow herd declined by a marginal 0.5 per cent to 4.2 million head, as higher milk prices improved producers prospects of the industry.

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