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