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The outdoor grazing rate is calculated by dividing the number of dairy farms with partial and full outdoor grazing by the total number of dairy farms. By full outdoor grazing, we mean that dairy cows graze outdoors at least 6 hours a day and at least 120 days a year (or at least 720 hours a year, during a minimum of 120 days). For partial outdoor grazing, at least 25% of cows have to graze outdoors for at least 120 days a year.

Outdoor grazing percentages per year

Year     %

2015     86%

2016     85,6%

2017     87,5%

2018     88,1%

2019     88,7%

2020     90,6%

2021     91%