85 percent of the beef produced in Germany has its origin in the dairy herd. Cattle inventories are constantly declining. The main reasons are the increase of milk yields per cow which coincides with the existence of the milk quota – at least until its abolishment in 2015. With an annual production of 1.1 million tonnes of beef, Germany ranks second in European beef production after France. In Germany, subsidies and payments for beef which are linked to production are history. However, EU-beef production still benefits from an import tariff of approximately 90 percent. Sheep production in Germany plays only a minor economic role. It has, however, regional importance in the context of landscape stewardship programmes and keeping open cultural landscapes
Against this background, we address the following questions:
It is obvious that answers to most of these questions can only be given in the global context. Consequently, the majority of the work takes place within the framework of the agri benchmark Beef and Sheep Network which is coordinated by the institute.
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