Livestock cattle, 2008 - 2020

Livestock cattle, 2008 - 2020

Periods Dairy cows (>= 2 years) (x 1 000)
2020 April 1,593
2020 December 1,569
Source: © Statistics Netherlands, NEA
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Table description


This table provides information about the number of cattle on Dutch agricultural holdings. In addition to numbers, cattle are broken down by: cattle kept for the production of milk and cattle for fattening. The cattle population is counted on 1 April and 1 December.

Data available from: 1 December 2008 to 1 December 2020.

Status of the figures:
The numbers are final.

Changes as of April 30, 2021:
None, this table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
This table is followed by Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 December, see the links in section 3.

Description topics

Dairy cows (>= 2 years)
Female bovine animals aged 2 years or older, that have calved at least once, and are kept for the production of milk or for breeding; includes dry cows (cows that temporarily do not produce milk because they are in calf).