Beef and veal
Beef and veal belong to the products covered by the Common Organisation of the markets in agricultural products which provides market instruments to stabilize the sector when needed.
The EU has a bovine herd of around 87 million heads and a total yearly production of about 7,5 million tonnes of beef and a self sufficiency close to 100%. France, Germany, Italy and UK are the main producing Member States. These four Member States represent together already about 58% of the EU total production.