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The aim of the paper was to show the diversity of FADN dairy farms by presenting standard deviations and Gini coefficients of main features describing these farms in 2011 in relation to 2004. It was considered that the level of differentiation of surveyed households increased, so there was cluster analysis used in order to find regions with the majority of households with similar characteristics, i.e. similar total utilized agricultural area, an alike number of dairy cows with similar milk yield. On this basis there were three typological groups carried out – with a predominance of intensive production, extensive production and “milk factories”. It should be noted that despite the inclusion of all countries in the same instruments of support under the CAP, the division for more efficient production in Western Europe and extensive in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe is still visible.

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