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 Grazing livestock Number of animals Goats Goats, total (number) Grazing livestock Number of animals Goats Goats for milking (number) Grazing livestock Number of animals Goats Other goats (number) Grazing livestock Number of farms Goats Goats, total (number) Grazing livestock Number of farms Goats Goats for milking (number) Grazing livestock Number of farms Goats Other goats (number)
All farm types Nederland 2021* 643,191 482,916 160,275 3,185 644 3,025
All farm types Noord-Nederland (LD) 2021* 62,758 43,958 18,800 737 125 688
All farm types Oost-Nederland (LD) 2021* 253,153 193,049 60,104 1,068 217 1,023
All farm types West-Nederland (LD) 2021* 87,230 62,924 24,306 854 153 808
All farm types Zuid-Nederland (LD) 2021* 240,050 182,985 57,065 526 149 506
All farm types Groningen (PV) 2021* 11,194 7,875 3,319 152 20 147
All farm types Fryslân (PV) 2021* 27,003 17,283 9,720 431 69 394
All farm types Drenthe (PV) 2021* 24,561 18,800 5,761 154 36 147
All farm types Overijssel (PV) 2021* 93,351 68,642 24,709 402 91 380
All farm types Flevoland (PV) 2021* 9,273 7,179 2,094 57 7 55
All farm types Gelderland (PV) 2021* 150,529 117,228 33,301 609 119 588
All farm types Utrecht (PV) 2021* 34,360 25,492 8,868 238 48 224
All farm types Noord-Holland (PV) 2021* 22,052 15,646 6,406 239 51 222
All farm types Zuid-Holland (PV) 2021* 25,653 18,438 7,215 317 41 305
All farm types Zeeland (PV) 2021* 5,165 3,348 1,817 60 13 57
All farm types Noord-Brabant (PV) 2021* 181,318 141,385 39,933 424 125 406
All farm types Limburg (PV) 2021* 58,732 41,600 17,132 102 24 100
All farm types Oost-Groningen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delfzijl en omgeving (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Groningen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Friesland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Drenthe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Overijssel (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Twente (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Veluwe (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Achterhoek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Arnhem/Nijmegen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidwest-Gelderland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Utrecht (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Kop van Noord-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Alkmaar en omgeving (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types IJmond (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Haarlem (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zaanstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Amsterdam (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Het Gooi en Vechtstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Agglomeratie 's-Gravenhage (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Delft en Westland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Oost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Groot-Rijnmond (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Zuid-Holland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Overig Zeeland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types West-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noordoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Noord-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Midden-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Flevoland (CR) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Bouwhoek en Hogeland (LG) 2021* 9,187 6,353 2,834 100 18 91
All farm types Veenkoloniën en Oldambt (LG) 2021* 19,969 14,676 5,293 112 22 106
All farm types Noordelijk Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 52,935 37,125 15,810 600 103 560
All farm types Oostelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 124,373 92,416 31,957 597 123 569
All farm types Centraal Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 68,588 53,827 14,761 256 50 250
All farm types IJsselmeerpolders (LG) 2021* 15,461 11,659 3,802 77 13 72
All farm types Westelijk Holland (LG) 2021* 12,236 8,305 3,931 243 32 236
All farm types Waterland en Droogmakerijen (LG) 2021* 7,163 5,023 2,140 89 24 80
All farm types Hollands/Utrechts Weidegebied (LG) 2021* 32,140 23,450 8,690 307 51 290
All farm types Rivierengebied (LG) 2021* 60,365 47,196 13,169 193 42 187
All farm types Zuidwestelijk Akkerbouwgebied (LG) 2021* 17,267 11,950 5,317 142 30 134
All farm types Zuidwest-Brabant (LG) 2021* 10,277 7,845 2,432 37 12 34
All farm types Zuidelijk Veehouderijgebied (LG) 2021* 212,518 162,610 49,908 402 123 386
All farm types Zuid-Limburg (LG) 2021* 712 481 231 30 1 30
All farm types De Marne (LB) 2021* 0 0 0 0 0 0
All farm types Centraal Weidegebied in Groningen (LB) 2021* 177 76 101 6 1 6
All farm types Oostelijke Bouwstreek in Groningen (LB) 2021* 2,102 1,332 770 32 3 30
All farm types Westerwolde en Gron. Veenkoloniën (LB) 2021* 3,889 2,707 1,182 31 7 28
All farm types Groninger zuidelijk Westerkwartier (LB) 2021* 3,806 2,919 887 61 7 61
All farm types Oostelijk Hogeland (LB) 2021* 1,220 841 379 22 2 22
All farm types Noordelijk Friesland (LB) 2021* 7,967 5,512 2,455 78 16 69
All farm types Weidestreek in Friesland (LB) 2021* 8,263 5,470 2,793 189 22 175
All farm types De Wouden (LB) 2021* 10,759 6,298 4,461 158 30 145
All farm types Eilanden (LB) 2021* 14 3 11 6 1 5
All farm types Weidegebied van het Noorderveld (LB) 2021* 62 9 53 17 2 16
All farm types Smilde en Centr. Zandgebied in Dr. (LB) 2021* 9,987 7,460 2,527 27 7 26
All farm types Zuidw. Weidegebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 7,513 5,762 1,751 54 12 53
All farm types Zuidelijk Zandgebied in Drenthe (LB) 2021* 3,008 2,392 616 34 10 30
All farm types Drentse Veenkoloniën en Hondsrug (LB) 2021* 3,991 3,177 814 22 5 22
All farm types Weidegebied in Overijssel (LB) 2021* 22,341 16,588 5,753 109 28 99
All farm types Noordoost-Overijssel (LB) 2021* 12,040 8,809 3,231 56 12 54
All farm types Twente (LB) 2021* 35,594 25,464 10,130 154 32 147
All farm types Salland (LB) 2021* 23,376 17,781 5,595 83 19 80
All farm types Noordoostelijke Polder (LB) 2021* 5,324 4,475 849 20 4 19
All farm types Zuidelijke IJsselmeerpolders (LB) 2021* 3,949 2,704 1,245 37 3 36
All farm types Oostelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 16,829 12,718 4,111 84 13 80
All farm types IJsselstreek (LB) 2021* 1,178 864 314 32 4 29
All farm types Zuidelijk Gelderland (LB) 2021* 18,780 14,049 4,731 63 15 62
All farm types Oostelijke Betuwe en Nijmegen (LB) 2021* 3,855 3,026 829 5 2 5
All farm types Veluwezoom en Betuwe (LB) 2021* 25,479 19,916 5,563 90 18 88
All farm types Bommelerwaard (LB) 2021* 10,000 8,566 1,434 18 4 17
All farm types Westelijke Veluwe (LB) 2021* 44,011 35,032 8,979 142 32 140
All farm types Achterhoek (LB) 2021* 30,397 23,057 7,340 175 31 167
Source: CBS.
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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

Grazing livestock
Includes cattle, sheep, goats and equidae.
Number of animals
Goats
From 2018 onwards the goats data are derived from the I&R register (Identification and Registration) for sheep. As a result, the classification has changed compared to previous years.
Goats, total
Goats for milking
Other goats
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).
Goats
From 2018 onwards the goats data are derived from the I&R register (Identification and Registration) for sheep. As a result, the classification has changed compared to previous years.
Goats, total
Goats for milking
Other goats