Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region

Farm types Regions Periods Land use Area Utilised agricultural area (UAA) (are) Land use Number of farms Land use, total (number) Land use Number of farms Utilised agricultural area (UAA) (number) Arable land Area Other arable crops (are) Arable land Number of farms Industrial crops (number) Horticulture, in the open Area Horticulture in the open, total (are) Horticulture, under glass Area Horticulture under glass, total (m2) Grassland and forage plants Number of farms Grassland Temporary grass (number) Grazing livestock Number of farms Equidae Horses (number)
All farm types Nederland 2021* 181,207,426 . 50,690 729,499 1,643 9,481,389 105,682,841 21,654 6,613
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021* 53,417,575 . 9,202 264,044 287 599,144 3,587,031 4,049 1,601
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021* 51,002,607 . 16,473 70,168 312 1,965,483 13,006,299 7,617 2,028
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021* 43,438,137 . 12,788 111,211 547 3,772,911 63,840,348 3,700 1,308
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021* 33,349,107 . 12,227 284,076 497 3,143,851 25,249,163 6,288 1,676
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2021* 16,067,400 . 2,444 89,768 159 111,956 591,357 968 304
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2021* 22,462,650 . 4,081 29,899 29 165,566 1,229,400 1,672 845
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2021* 14,887,526 . 2,677 144,377 99 321,622 1,766,274 1,409 452
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2021* 19,570,685 . 6,402 12,434 56 196,045 1,676,788 3,268 794
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021* 8,898,224 . 1,620 10,103 84 796,754 3,847,582 572 60
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021* 22,533,698 . 8,451 47,631 172 972,684 7,481,929 3,777 1,174
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2021* 7,116,488 . 2,282 7,490 13 250,273 1,009,696 750 317
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021* 12,660,949 . 3,399 37,931 58 2,080,563 10,553,302 1,125 401
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021* 11,714,319 . 4,363 6,523 75 749,551 49,632,663 816 370
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021* 11,946,382 . 2,744 59,267 401 692,524 2,644,687 1,009 220
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021* 23,702,113 . 8,795 146,756 371 1,879,791 15,421,370 4,708 1,184
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2021* 9,646,994 . 3,432 137,320 126 1,264,060 9,827,793 1,580 492
All farm types Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Groningen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Twente (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Veluwe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Utrecht (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types IJmond (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zaanstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delft en Westland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Flevoland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2021* 8,905,910 . 1,360 44,844 24 131,729 1,318,081 553 185
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2021* 18,049,051 . 2,619 198,511 222 278,601 2,118,120 1,220 351
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 29,783,537 . 6,252 19,663 33 184,083 1,372,370 2,637 1,152
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 29,174,802 . 9,597 33,338 180 377,328 1,036,883 5,187 1,339
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 5,214,737 . 2,609 17,801 20 79,324 336,131 1,026 371
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2021* 11,619,388 . 2,173 15,873 96 1,258,850 6,086,746 768 95
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021* 10,589,749 . 4,634 32,452 75 1,977,788 54,937,792 1,004 380
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021* 2,928,436 . 676 1,276 3 68,655 209,489 192 129
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 8,742,741 . 2,510 5,348 14 119,997 756,639 654 328
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2021* 7,478,098 . 2,740 16,241 50 898,568 7,613,595 984 355
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2021* 19,606,580 . 4,345 77,774 540 1,161,369 8,042,413 1,703 381
All farm types Zuidwest-Brabant (LG) 2021* 3,340,709 . 1,321 11,449 67 557,263 4,288,930 601 159
All farm types Zuidelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 23,006,695 . 8,972 249,124 292 2,254,212 17,543,285 4,742 1,245
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (LG) 2021* 2,766,993 . 882 5,805 27 133,622 22,367 383 143
All farm types De Marne (LB) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2021* 698,722 . 127 6,230 3 3,932 800 38 24
All farm types Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2021* 5,647,167 . 741 33,715 71 39,739 387,426 337 84
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021* 3,575,970 . 528 29,637 79 23,703 7,760 208 54
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021* 2,592,865 . 571 1,803 1 8,625 45,685 193 98
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021* 3,552,676 . 477 18,383 5 35,957 149,686 192 44
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021* 5,353,234 . 883 26,461 19 95,772 1,168,395 361 141
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021* 8,258,815 . 1,484 979 3 28,925 37,255 553 320
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2021* 8,489,532 . 1,641 2,459 7 40,562 23,550 749 355
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2021* 361,070 . 73 0 0 307 200 9 29
All farm types Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2021* 964,472 . 168 6,504 5 7,096 4,000 83 39
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021* 3,452,963 . 550 22,939 24 160,658 50,176 308 99
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 2,717,018 . 651 1,031 10 67,420 36,320 362 113
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 2,380,121 . 508 1,683 12 31,947 3,020 289 87
All farm types Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2021* 5,372,952 . 800 112,220 48 54,501 1,672,758 367 114
All farm types Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2021* 5,701,044 . 1,537 657 4 27,216 1,224,560 650 174
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021* 3,149,458 . 863 686 22 60,597 7,930 501 114
All farm types Twente (LB) 2021* 7,510,658 . 2,920 10,065 17 87,703 391,013 1,569 349
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021* 3,209,525 . 1,082 1,026 13 20,529 53,285 548 157
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021* 3,717,921 . 806 4,127 31 388,118 3,475,153 216 15
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021* 5,180,303 . 814 5,976 53 408,636 372,429 356 45
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 1,902,679 . 709 6,935 5 48,234 167,280 268 124
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2021* 1,385,413 . 388 1,674 4 8,416 106,378 176 64
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021* 2,540,287 . 765 6,267 31 109,274 321,313 346 141
All farm types Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2021* 427,753 . 173 1,205 8 36,690 1,404,755 35 14
All farm types Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2021* 3,866,013 . 1,355 8,927 17 627,003 1,294,587 469 162
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021* 807,528 . 376 590 12 56,810 3,868,721 110 36
All farm types Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 2,604,687 . 1,614 10,096 14 27,395 164,951 615 206
All farm types Achterhoek (LB) 2021* 8,999,339 . 3,071 11,937 81 58,862 153,944 1,758 427
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on land use, arable farming, horticulture, grassland, grazing livestock and housed animals, at regional level, by general farm type.

The figures in this table are derived from the agricultural census. Data collection for the agricultural census is part of a combined data collection for a.o. agricultural policy use and enforcement of the manure law.

Regional breakdown is based on the main location of the holding. Due to this the region where activities (crops, animals) are allocated may differ from the location where these activities actually occur.

The agricultural census is also used as the basis for the European Farm Structure Survey (FSS). Data from the agricultural census do not fully coincide with the FSS. In the FSS years (2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010) additional information was collected to meet the requirements of the FSS.

Reference date for livestock is 1 April and for crops 15 May.

From 2020 onwards, the SO2017, based on the years 2015 to 2019, will apply (see also the explanation for SO: Standard Output).

From 2018 onwards the number of calves for fattening, pigs for fattening, chicken and turkey are adjusted in the case of temporary breaks in the production cycle (e.g. sanitary cleaning).
The agricultural census is a structural survey, in which adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle is a.o. relevant for the calculation of the economic size of the holding, and its farm type.
In the livestock surveys the number of animals on the reference day is relevant, therefore no adjustment for temporary breaks in the production cycle are made.
This means that the number of animals in the tables of the agricultural census may differ from those in the livestock tables (see ‘links to relevant tables and relevant articles).

From 2017 onwards, animal numbers are increasingly derived from I&R registers (Identification and Registration of animals), instead of by means of the combined data collection. The I&R registers are the responsibility of RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency). Since 2017, cattle numbers are derived from I&R cattle, and from 2018 sheep, goats and poultry are also derived from the relevant I&R registers. The registration of cattle, sheep and goats takes place directly at RVO. Poultry data is collected via the designated database Poultry Information System Poultry (KIP) from Avined. Avined is a branch organization for the egg and poultry meat sectors. Avined passes the data on to the central database of RVO. Due to the transition to the use of I&R registers, a change in classification will occur for sheep and goats from 2018 onwards.

Since 2016, information of the Dutch Business Register is used to define the agricultural census. Registration in the Business Register with an agricultural standard industrial classification code (SIC), related to NACE/ISIC, (in Dutch SBI: ‘Standaard BedrijfsIndeling’) is leading to determine whether there is an agricultural holding. This aligns the agricultural census as closely as possible to the statistical regulations of Eurostat and the (Dutch) implementation of the definition of 'active farmer' as described in the common agricultural policy.

The definition of the agricultural census based on information from the Dutch Business Register mainly affects the number of holdings, a clear deviation of the trend occurs. The impact on areas (except for other land and rough grazing) and the number of animals (except for sheep, horses and ponies) is limited. This is mainly due to the holdings that are excluded as a result of the new delimitation of agricultural holdings (such as equestrian centres, city farms and organisations in nature management).

In 2011 there were changes in geographic assignment of holdings with a foreign main seat. This may influence regional figures, mainly in border regions.

Until 2010 the economic size of agricultural holdings was expressed in Dutch size units (in Dutch NGE: 'Nederlandse Grootte Eenheid'). From 2010 onwards this has become Standard Output (SO). This means that the threshold for holdings in the agricultural census has changed from 3 NGE to 3000 euro SO. For comparable time series the figures for 2000 up to and including 2009 have been recalculated, based on SO coefficients and SO typology. The latest update took place in 2016.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: the figures for 2021 are provisional, the other figures are final.

Changes as of 19 November 2021: the provisional figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
According to regular planning provisional figures are published in November and the definite figures will follow in March of the following year.

Description topics

Land use
Area
Utilised agricultural area (UAA)
Utilised agricultural area (UAA) is land that is permanently or
temporarily part of the holding, and is mainly used for the production of agricultural goods (crops, livestock), including fallow land and (temporary) grassland.
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Includes arable land, horticulture in the open, horticulture under glass, grassland and green fodder crops.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Land use, total
Utilised agricultural area (UAA)
Utilised agricultural area (UAA) is land that is permanently or
temporarily part of the holding, and is mainly used for the production of agricultural goods (crops, livestock), including fallow land and (temporary) grassland.
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Includes arable land, horticulture in the open, horticulture under glass, grassland and green fodder crops.
Arable land
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually for industrial processing.
Area
Other arable crops
Includes miscanthus and sod.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Industrial crops
Crops that are normally not sold directly for consumption because they need to be industrially processed prior to final use.
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Includes black poppy, industrial chicory, hemp, caraway seed, colza seed, rape seed, linseed, soy beans, flax and sunflowers.
Horticulture, in the open
Refers to the growing of crops in the open, usually directly for
the market.
Area
Horticulture in the open, total
Horticulture, under glass
Refers to the growing of crops under glass or other (accessible) protective cover.
Area
Horticulture under glass, total
Grassland and forage plants
Grassland and green fodder usually serves as fresh forage.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Grassland
Temporary grass
Land with herbaceous forage crops, through cultivation (sown) or naturally (self-seeded), that has not been included in the crop rotation on the holding for a maximum of five years.
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Crop rotation is the practice of growing different crops in the same area to avoid build-up of pathogens and depletion of soil nutrients.
Grazing livestock
Includes cattle, sheep, goats and equidae.
Number of farms
Note: the sum of underlying parts may be bigger than the total for the whole group, because a holding may have several activities (such a holding is counted for each activity, but only once in the total).
Equidae
Only horses and ponies that are kept on agricultural holdings.
Horses