This is an archived release.
Decline in production of meadows for mowing
In 2006, the total yield of meadows for mowing was about 2.59 million tonnes, converted by dry matter into hay. This is 2 per cent less than the year before.
The total yield of meadows for mowing corresponds to a yield of 596 kilos of hay per decare. Total yield of green fodder and silage in 2006 was 252 000 tonnes, a decline of 28 100 tonnes from 2005. About two thirds of this yield was rye-grass.
The yield of potatoes was 376 000 tonnes, corresponding to a per decare yield of 2 695 kilos of potatoes.