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The economic position of beef cattle fattening taking account of recent EC decisions

Heissenhuber, A.; Pahl, H.

Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Jahrbuch 66(1): 79-87

1989


ISSN/ISBN: 0375-8621
Accession: 001970667

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In 1987 beef and veal production covered 107% of demand for the EC10, 121% for the GFR and 198% for Bavaria. In view of high EC costs for this sector (about DM6000 million in 1988) and the pressure on EC finances, further pressure on prices is to be expected. GFR 1988 gross margins on fattening were at their lowest since 1980 and average profits were not enough to cover costs. In farms with less favourable conditions prices are not sufficient to cover variable costs.

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