Lower Saxony and Bremen
Agricultural experts expect milk production to be significantly more expensive
Oldenburg (dpa/lni) – According to the Chamber of Agriculture, dairy farmers in Lower Saxony are under enormous cost pressure in the current crisis. Due to limited supply globally, producers should be happy with higher dairy prices, the chamber announced Monday. However, much of the revenue will be consumed by exploding energy and feed costs and rising fertilizer prices.
The effects can be observed in the forage industry, in arable crops and in livestock. When growing corn, for example, fuel costs typically range from €140 to €150 per hectare, depending on the crop, said Albert Hortmann-Scholten of the Chamber of Agriculture. Currently, however, forage farming companies would have to expect at least a doubling of diesel costs to around €300 per hectare. The market expert also spoke of a “cost explosion” for mineral fertilizers. Dairy farms would also have to pay more for concentrate feed.