Table 8

Calculation model for conversion of feed quantities in cultivated acreage in Europe.

Value Unit Calculation formulas
EU compound feed consumption in 2017 204.8 Million tons A
EU meat consumption/production ratio 0.929 % B
Compound feed used for the production of the meat consumed in EU 190.4 Million tons A × B
Average dry matter crop yield in Europe 5,390 t/ha C
Acreage necessary for the compound feed production 35,321 Million ha A × B/C*
Total fodder crops 21,700 Million ha D
Total permanent grassland 58,200 Million ha E
Total fodder and grassland 79,900 Million ha D + E
Total arable land for feed + fodder 57,021 Million ha A × B/C + D
Substituting 1% animal products on arable crops acreage −0.570 Million ha (A × B/C + D) × 0.01
Acreage necessary for “pea meat” (pea + canola) to substitute 1% 0.119 Million ha F**
Difference of land occupation if 1% substitution −0.451 Million ha (A × B/C + D) × 0.01 + F
1% applied on permanent grassland −0.582 Million ha E × 0.01

Sources: A: Table 7, based on EU Balance sheet for protein and EU Agricultural outlook 2019; B: sum all kinds of meat; Tables 9.27 to 9.30 of EU Agricultural Outlook for the Agricultural markets ad income 2017–2030. EU Commission 2017; C: Eurostat, 5 years average 2015–2020 of cereals and oil seeds, weighted by acreages; source EU agricultural outlook 2019; *: fodder crops not considered; D: EU Agricultural outlook 2017–2030 for 2017; E: EU Agricultural outlook 2017–2030 for 2017; ** (Tab. 3)

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