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 2022* 180,459,532 . 49,737 746,895 1,542 9,541,503 106,779,977 21,097 .
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2022* 53,207,410 . 9,054 254,639 301 595,351 3,685,130 3,945 .
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2022* 50,786,335 . 16,173 72,087 302 2,001,541 13,400,037 7,426 .
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2022* 43,294,985 . 12,585 120,966 468 3,781,721 64,131,253 3,642 .
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2022* 33,170,802 . 11,925 299,203 471 3,162,890 25,563,557 6,084 .
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2022* 15,973,737 . 2,428 84,000 159 110,872 676,424 927 .
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2022* 22,475,587 . 4,008 32,747 42 171,773 1,028,954 1,670 .
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2022* 14,758,087 . 2,618 137,892 100 312,706 1,979,752 1,348 .
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2022* 19,525,170 . 6,280 13,546 65 215,085 1,750,310 3,230 .
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2022* 8,826,335 . 1,608 10,014 78 816,908 4,199,677 557 .
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2022* 22,434,831 . 8,285 48,527 159 969,548 7,450,050 3,639 .
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2022* 7,081,569 . 2,230 8,859 10 249,967 1,008,274 735 .
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2022* 12,620,809 . 3,329 45,533 45 2,082,524 11,984,852 1,112 .
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2022* 11,724,604 . 4,331 4,882 59 758,450 48,880,657 796 .
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2022* 11,868,004 . 2,695 61,692 354 690,780 2,257,470 999 .
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2022* 23,574,340 . 8,584 160,083 345 1,904,156 16,249,684 4,558 .
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2022* 9,596,462 . 3,341 139,120 126 1,258,734 9,313,873 1,526 .
All farm types Oost-Groningen (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Groningen (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Friesland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Twente (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Veluwe (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Utrecht (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types IJmond (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zaanstreek (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delft en Westland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Zeeland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Limburg (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Limburg (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Flevoland (CR) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2022* 8,899,184 . 1,342 42,537 33 133,904 1,201,086 544 .
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2022* 17,826,258 . 2,584 189,254 215 275,518 2,319,639 1,155 .
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2022* 29,794,090 . 6,143 22,167 50 181,342 1,464,300 2,610 .
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2022* 29,072,505 . 9,406 33,848 178 399,158 988,053 5,077 .
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2022* 5,187,682 . 2,561 16,584 19 76,207 338,641 983 .
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2022* 11,553,775 . 2,151 16,805 86 1,281,992 7,355,819 758 .
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2022* 10,496,255 . 4,573 37,630 60 1,979,939 54,713,648 972 .
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2022* 3,054,657 . 710 1,949 3 68,674 226,654 206 .
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2022* 8,640,557 . 2,423 6,405 11 117,181 840,713 645 .
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2022* 7,440,499 . 2,680 19,451 47 896,559 7,567,438 939 .
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2022* 19,557,163 . 4,280 83,414 474 1,161,977 8,551,560 1,677 .
All farm types Zuidwest-Brabant (LG) 2022* 3,335,042 . 1,297 10,942 73 575,167 4,272,718 595 .
All farm types Zuidelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2022* 22,824,333 . 8,722 257,848 274 2,262,164 16,920,430 4,565 .
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (LG) 2022* 2,777,531 . 865 8,061 19 131,721 19,278 371 .
All farm types De Marne (LB) 2022* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2022* 712,816 . 128 5,719 4 3,545 600 38 .
All farm types Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2022* 5,612,196 . 733 34,002 68 42,678 410,167 332 .
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2022* 3,519,002 . 523 27,960 74 21,569 2,960 194 .
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2022* 2,604,960 . 565 2,168 3 7,431 38,685 185 .
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2022* 3,524,764 . 479 14,151 10 35,649 224,012 178 .
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2022* 5,374,420 . 863 28,386 23 98,255 977,074 366 .
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2022* 8,264,922 . 1,455 1,423 9 30,721 35,980 564 .
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2022* 8,457,822 . 1,617 2,938 10 42,490 15,800 733 .
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2022* 378,423 . 73 0 0 307 100 7 .
All farm types Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2022* 956,308 . 161 8,028 7 8,518 3,000 76 .
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2022* 3,381,175 . 538 23,181 24 157,102 94,400 288 .
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2022* 2,720,464 . 636 1,341 11 60,257 63,320 363 .
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2022* 2,386,253 . 493 1,231 9 32,660 6,920 280 .
All farm types Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2022* 5,313,886 . 790 104,111 49 54,169 1,812,112 341 .
All farm types Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2022* 5,698,375 . 1,508 550 6 28,073 1,306,815 644 .
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2022* 3,132,475 . 850 986 20 65,403 12,930 496 .
All farm types Twente (LB) 2022* 7,477,508 . 2,862 10,968 20 93,347 387,016 1,542 .
All farm types Salland (LB) 2022* 3,216,811 . 1,060 1,042 19 28,262 43,549 548 .
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2022* 3,661,223 . 797 3,077 30 391,800 3,838,493 198 .
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2022* 5,165,112 . 811 6,937 48 425,108 361,184 359 .
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2022* 1,875,026 . 699 6,076 4 45,404 174,360 275 .
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2022* 1,386,423 . 382 1,986 6 8,555 109,880 178 .
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2022* 2,533,399 . 751 4,427 19 110,523 280,514 336 .
All farm types Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2022* 411,897 . 172 1,149 5 36,591 1,576,832 36 .
All farm types Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2022* 3,861,190 . 1,336 11,408 14 624,398 1,165,870 441 .
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2022* 807,193 . 355 616 12 56,495 3,834,969 106 .
All farm types Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2022* 2,620,069 . 1,582 9,657 14 27,174 160,381 570 .
All farm types Achterhoek (LB) 2022* 8,939,634 . 3,008 13,208 85 60,408 147,244 1,697 .
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.

In 2022, equidae are not part of the Agricultural Census. This affects the farm type and the total number of farms in the Agricultural Census. Farms with horses, ponies and donkeys that were previously classified as ‘specialist grazing livestock' could be classified, according to their dominant activity, as another farm type in 2022.

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 2022 are provisional, the other figures are definite.

Changes as of November 30, 2022: the provisional figures for 2022 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.
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From 2010 including donkeys of 6 months and older.
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In 2022, horses, ponies and donkeys will not be part of the Agricultural Census.
Horses