In the report, IFCN covered 115 country profiles, which represent 98% of the total global milk production. The report provides comparable, standardized data on several indicators or national dairy sectors with a focus on the dairy value chain.
On the farm level, IFCN has analyzed 177 typical farm types in 53 different countries.
For the first time, the IFCN Dairy Report contains indicators on the sustainability of economic, social subjects and environmental issues.
Dr Torsten Hemme, IFCN managing director, said, “The best way to improve sustainability of milk production is to benchmark your farming systems with others.”
Latest results show that in 2017, dairy farm numbers decreased by 1% and milk production per farm increased by 3,8%. Globally, the cost of milk production varied widely from $20 to $105/100 kg standardized milk in 2017.