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 181,191,192 . 50,677 729,499 1,643 9,480,615 105,547,223 21,650 6,610
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021 53,413,967 . 9,195 264,044 286 599,008 3,587,031 4,048 1,598
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021 51,020,308 . 16,482 70,168 313 1,970,186 13,000,899 7,619 2,030
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021 43,413,192 . 12,775 111,211 547 3,767,570 63,735,480 3,697 1,307
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021 33,343,725 . 12,225 284,076 497 3,143,851 25,223,813 6,286 1,675
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2021 16,061,460 . 2,441 89,768 158 111,869 591,357 967 305
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2021 22,446,213 . 4,079 29,899 29 165,566 1,229,400 1,672 843
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2021 14,906,295 . 2,675 144,377 99 321,573 1,766,274 1,409 450
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2021 19,610,018 . 6,408 12,434 58 196,749 1,676,788 3,271 797
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021 8,867,457 . 1,618 10,103 82 798,237 3,847,582 571 60
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021 22,542,833 . 8,456 47,631 173 975,200 7,476,529 3,777 1,173
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2021 7,098,361 . 2,276 7,490 13 245,569 1,009,696 748 316
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021 12,661,611 . 3,401 37,931 58 2,080,563 10,557,302 1,125 401
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021 11,706,980 . 4,355 6,523 75 748,914 49,523,795 815 370
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021 11,946,240 . 2,743 59,267 401 692,524 2,644,687 1,009 220
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021 23,697,187 . 8,794 146,756 371 1,879,791 15,436,020 4,707 1,183
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2021 9,646,538 . 3,431 137,320 126 1,264,060 9,787,793 1,579 492
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 8,896,039 . 1,361 44,844 24 131,729 1,318,081 552 184
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2021 18,032,894 . 2,613 198,511 221 278,514 2,118,120 1,217 350
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2021 29,839,637 . 6,254 19,663 35 184,738 1,372,370 2,641 1,152
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021 29,184,905 . 9,603 33,338 180 377,328 1,036,883 5,190 1,341
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021 5,216,960 . 2,611 17,801 21 79,324 336,131 1,025 370
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2021 11,588,621 . 2,171 15,873 94 1,260,333 6,086,746 767 95
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021 10,587,910 . 4,627 32,452 75 1,977,158 54,832,924 1,003 380
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021 2,928,449 . 677 1,276 3 68,668 209,489 192 129
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021 8,737,676 . 2,508 5,348 14 117,393 756,639 653 328
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2021 7,469,480 . 2,738 16,241 50 899,428 7,608,195 983 354
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2021 19,600,594 . 4,342 77,774 540 1,161,349 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 23,000,324 . 8,969 249,124 292 2,253,768 17,517,935 4,740 1,244
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 5,631,219 . 737 33,715 70 39,652 387,426 335 84
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021 3,575,796 . 527 29,637 79 23,703 7,760 208 54
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021 2,614,195 . 573 1,803 1 8,625 45,685 195 99
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021 3,541,528 . 477 18,383 5 35,957 149,686 191 44
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021 5,354,511 . 884 26,461 19 95,772 1,168,395 361 140
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021 8,256,391 . 1,484 979 3 28,925 37,255 554 320
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2021 8,474,242 . 1,638 2,459 7 40,562 23,550 748 354
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 3,452,928 . 549 22,939 24 160,658 50,176 307 98
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 2,730,110 . 650 1,031 10 67,371 36,320 362 112
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021 2,385,833 . 508 1,683 12 31,947 3,020 290 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 5,740,436 . 1,541 657 6 27,920 1,224,560 652 175
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021 3,151,464 . 864 686 22 60,597 7,930 501 114
All farm types Twente (LB) 2021 7,508,151 . 2,920 10,065 17 87,703 391,013 1,570 350
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021 3,209,967 . 1,083 1,026 13 20,529 53,285 548 158
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021 3,692,944 . 807 4,127 30 389,601 3,475,153 215 15
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021 5,174,513 . 811 5,976 52 408,636 372,429 356 45
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021 1,904,902 . 711 6,935 6 48,234 167,280 267 123
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2021 1,388,388 . 389 1,674 4 8,416 106,378 177 64
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021 2,541,028 . 766 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 3,868,617 . 1,356 8,927 17 629,607 1,294,587 469 162
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021 807,386 . 374 590 12 56,722 3,863,321 110 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 9,000,073 . 3,073 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 are now definite.

Changes as of February 24, 2022: the definite 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