More and more cattle farmers cattle farmers are cultivating their own fed for pigs and chickens. In 1992 5% of intensive cattle farms grew cereal crops on an average 2.8 hectares of land. This proportion has risen to 17% of farms devting an average 4.7 hectares of their land to fodder crops.
Intensive livestock farms growing cereals
The total area of land and the total number of livestock have remained at about the same level in recent years. So the fact that many farmers are growing their own feed does not signify a less inetsnive method of livestock farming. Moreover, most intensive farmers grow s=cereals instaeda of green maize they grew previously.
Green maize and cereals in intensive livestock farming