Milk and meat production

The Finnish dairy sector shares these strengths. Farm animals’ health and well-being and high quality products are paramount. Healthy animals need little medication and the high quality of Finnish milk has been proven in Nordic comparisons.

Meat and milk production are strongly linked to the production of domestic feed. In practice, also feed is produced along with the animal production in the farms. The benefits of northern feed production relate to the length of the day, the digestive qualities of the grass are maintained better in feed plants cultivated in northern compared to southern conditions. Thanks to the cool climate, the barns deliver cool, good air quality. Despite a long period of indoor feeding, most cattle have opportunity to exercise outside.