Gli allevamenti 2013

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The farms 2013

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The national cattle breeding returns, in 2012, to show a strong contraction of its assets, completely negating the timid recovery of the previous year and recording a new negative record. The contraction only affects the cattle destined for the slaughterhouse, with rates in some cases of two figures: the stock of calves and those of the animals both under and over the two years destined for slaughter collapse, while the dairy cows and the calves increase decisively breeding females. The downturn in stocks also has repercussions on domestic meat production, also at a new negative record. One of the main causes is the persistent loss of interest on the part of the consumer due to the cuts and fine meats, while the demand for low-priced meat and cuts is more stable. In the face of a decline in quantities, however, producer prices are more profitable than in the past, allowing farmers to recover slightly even on the losses of the past years: the value of production at current prices increases compared to 2011 by a few percentage points and to a greater extent than inflation. As far as the structural analysis is concerned, the data of the National Database of the Livestock Registry (BDN) shows a decrease in the number of farms recorded on an annual basis which is higher in percentage terms than that of the stocks, confirming the tendency to disappear from the stables even more in the last year small and in particular those located in less suitable areas such as the regions of central Italy. The statistics on the companies registered at the registry office of the associations of Italian Beef Races confirm what emerges at a general level: after the tendency to reaffirm the heritage of the prized meat breeds, almost doubled in 10 years, in the first decade of the new millennium , in 2011 we observed a first adjustment of their total number which then in 2012 fell instead involving in particular the typical breeds of the central regions.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The farms 2013
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationIl mercato della carne bovina. Rapporto 2013
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Allevamenti
  • bovini


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