Finland: comparison on how cattle is living

In Finland in 2020, 65 percent of the cattle lived in loose housing, where the can move around freely without being tied. To compare: in 2010 about 50 percent of all cattle lived in loose housing. Correspondingly, the number of cattle living in stanchion-tied stables has decreased from 30 to 16 percent. In 2020 approximately 70 percent of the cattle farms used pastures. Dairy farms used pastures a little more than other cattle farms. The pasture season was slightly less than five months for dairy cattle, and nearly six months for other cattle. Approximately 40 percent of all cattle had access to an outdoor yard. An outdoor yard was open during nine months per year on average. Dairy cows had access to an outdoor yard during a little more than seven months.

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