Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 December

Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 December

Farm animals Periods Livestock (x 1000)
Cattle (total) 2018 April 3,897
Cattle (total) 2018 December 3,690
Cattle (total) 2019 April 3,750
Cattle (total) 2019 December 3,721
Cattle (total) 2020 April 3,766
Cattle (total) 2020 December 3,691
Cattle (total) 2021 April* 3,732
Young cattle for milk (total) 2018 April 1,032
Young cattle for milk (total) 2018 December 951
Young cattle for milk (total) 2019 April 924
Young cattle for milk (total) 2019 December 954
Young cattle for milk (total) 2020 April 935
Young cattle for milk (total) 2020 December 985
Young cattle for milk (total) 2021 April* 967
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2018 April 438
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2018 December 407
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2019 April 410
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2019 December 434
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2020 April 439
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2020 December 455
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, female 2021 April* 451
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2018 April 45
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2018 December 47
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2019 April 43
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2019 December 52
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2020 April 41
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2020 December 54
Young cattle for milk, < 1 year, male 2021 April* 41
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2018 April 447
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2018 December 399
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2019 April 388
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2019 December 373
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2020 April 373
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2020 December 394
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, female 2021 April* 399
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2018 April 8
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2018 December 10
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2019 April 8
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2019 December 9
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2020 April 8
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2020 December 10
Young cattle for milk, 1-2 years, male 2021 April* 10
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2018 April 93
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2018 December 88
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2019 April 74
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2019 December 86
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2020 April 74
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2020 December 72
Young cattle for milk, >= 2 years, fem. 2021 April* 65
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2018 April 1,622
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2018 December 1,552
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2019 April 1,578
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2019 December 1,590
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2020 April 1,593
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2020 December 1,569
Dairy cows (>= 2 years) 2021 April* 1,571
Veal calves (total) 2018 April 995
Veal calves (total) 2018 December 988
Veal calves (total) 2019 April 1,005
Veal calves (total) 2019 December 978
Veal calves (total) 2020 April 1,000
Veal calves (total) 2020 December 939
Veal calves (total) 2021 April* 958
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2018 April 366
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2018 December 355
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2019 April 373
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2019 December 364
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2020 April 371
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2020 December 325
Calves for rosé meat (< 1 year) 2021 April* 339
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2018 April 629
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2018 December 633
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2019 April 632
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2019 December 614
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2020 April 628
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2020 December 614
Calves for white meat (< 1 year) 2021 April* 619
Young cattle for meat (total) 2018 April 170
Young cattle for meat (total) 2018 December 144
Young cattle for meat (total) 2019 April 166
Young cattle for meat (total) 2019 December 143
Young cattle for meat (total) 2020 April 166
Young cattle for meat (total) 2020 December 144
Young cattle for meat (total) 2021 April* 167
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2018 April 31
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2018 December 22
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2019 April 31
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2019 December 23
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2020 April 32
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2020 December 24
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, female 2021 April* 32
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2018 April 51
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2018 December 46
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2019 April 47
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2019 December 41
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2020 April 46
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2020 December 39
Young cattle for meat < 1 year, male 2021 April* 42
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2018 April 27
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2018 December 21
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2019 April 27
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2019 December 22
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2020 April 28
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2020 December 26
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, female 2021 April* 32
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2018 April 37
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2018 December 35
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2019 April 36
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2019 December 37
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2020 April 36
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2020 December 35
Young cattle for meat 1-2 years, male 2021 April* 38
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2018 April 24
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2018 December 20
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2019 April 25
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2019 December 21
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2020 April 24
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2020 December 21
Young cattle for meat >= 2 years, female 2021 April* 24
Other cattle (total) 2018 April 63
Other cattle (total) 2018 December 42
Other cattle (total) 2019 April 63
Other cattle (total) 2019 December 43
Other cattle (total) 2020 April 58
Other cattle (total) 2020 December 43
Other cattle (total) 2021 April* 56
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2018 April 15
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2018 December 13
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2019 April 14
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2019 December 13
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2020 April 14
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2020 December 11
Bulls (>= 2 years) (total) 2021 April* 13
Sheep (total) 2018 April 866
Sheep (total) 2018 December 743
Sheep (total) 2019 April 918
Sheep (total) 2019 December 758
Sheep (total) 2020 April 890
Sheep (total) 2020 December 710
Sheep (total) 2021 April* 848
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2018 April 327
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2018 December 88
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2019 April 335
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2019 December 88
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2020 April 341
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2020 December 88
Sheep 0 to 7 months 2021 April* 326
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2018 April 1
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2018 December 4
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2019 April 2
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2019 December 4
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2020 April 1
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2020 December 3
Sheep for milking 7 months to 1 year 2021 April* 1
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2018 April 11
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2018 December 10
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2019 April 14
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2019 December 12
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2020 April 14
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2020 December 12
Sheep for milking older than 1 year 2021 April* 14
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2018 April 84
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2018 December 245
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2019 April 103
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2019 December 239
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2020 April 79
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2020 December 210
Other sheep 7 months to 1 year 2021 April* 72
Other sheep older than 1 year 2018 April 421
Other sheep older than 1 year 2018 December 369
Other sheep older than 1 year 2019 April 437
Other sheep older than 1 year 2019 December 382
Other sheep older than 1 year 2020 April 432
Other sheep older than 1 year 2020 December 369
Other sheep older than 1 year 2021 April* 413
Rams >= 7 months 2018 April 22
Rams >= 7 months 2018 December 27
Rams >= 7 months 2019 April 27
Rams >= 7 months 2019 December 32
Rams >= 7 months 2020 April 24
Rams >= 7 months 2020 December 27
Rams >= 7 months 2021 April* 22
Goats (total) 2018 April 588
Goats (total) 2018 December 518
Goats (total) 2019 April 615
Goats (total) 2019 December 551
Goats (total) 2020 April 633
Goats (total) 2020 December 557
Goats (total) 2021 April* 642
Goats 0 to 7 months 2018 April 137
Goats 0 to 7 months 2018 December 25
Goats 0 to 7 months 2019 April 133
Goats 0 to 7 months 2019 December 31
Goats 0 to 7 months 2020 April 132
Goats 0 to 7 months 2020 December 34
Goats 0 to 7 months 2021 April* 137
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2018 April 45
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2018 December 103
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2019 April 37
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2019 December 96
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2020 April 35
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2020 December 96
Dairy goats 7 months to 1 year 2021 April* 32
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2018 April 387
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2018 December 366
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2019 April 420
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2019 December 396
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2020 April 441
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2020 December 401
Dairy goats 1 year or older 2021 April* 449
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2018 April 2
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2018 December 5
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2019 April 2
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2019 December 4
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2020 April 2
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2020 December 4
Other goats 7 months to 1 year 2021 April* 1
Other goats 1 year or older 2018 April 9
Other goats 1 year or older 2018 December 9
Other goats 1 year or older 2019 April 13
Other goats 1 year or older 2019 December 13
Other goats 1 year or older 2020 April 12
Other goats 1 year or older 2020 December 12
Other goats 1 year or older 2021 April* 11
Male goats 7 months or older 2018 April 9
Male goats 7 months or older 2018 December 10
Male goats 7 months or older 2019 April 10
Male goats 7 months or older 2019 December 11
Male goats 7 months or older 2020 April 10
Male goats 7 months or older 2020 December 11
Male goats 7 months or older 2021 April* 10
Chickens (total) 2018 April 97,792
Chickens (total) 2018 December .
Chickens (total) 2019 April 93,963
Chickens (total) 2019 December .
Chickens (total) 2020 April 95,153
Chickens (total) 2020 December .
Chickens (total) 2021 April* 89,626
Laying hens (total) 2018 April 45,773
Laying hens (total) 2018 December .
Laying hens (total) 2019 April 42,609
Laying hens (total) 2019 December .
Laying hens (total) 2020 April 42,015
Laying hens (total) 2020 December .
Laying hens (total) 2021 April* 42,710
Laying hens for rearing 2018 April 11,209
Laying hens for rearing 2018 December .
Laying hens for rearing 2019 April 9,804
Laying hens for rearing 2019 December .
Laying hens for rearing 2020 April 10,784
Laying hens for rearing 2020 December .
Laying hens for rearing 2021 April* 10,160
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2018 April 30,565
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2018 December .
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2019 April 29,423
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2019 December .
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2020 April 28,192
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2020 December .
Laying hens for production (< 20 months) 2021 April* 29,573
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2018 April 3,999
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2018 December .
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2019 April 3,382
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2019 December .
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2020 April 3,039
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2020 December .
Laying hens for production (>=20 months) 2021 April* 2,977
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2018 April 1,380
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2018 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2019 April 1,574
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2019 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2020 April 1,422
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2020 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens (total) 2021 April* 1,658
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2018 April 330
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2018 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2019 April 382
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2019 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2020 April 289
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2020 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens, rearing 2021 April* 439
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2018 April 1,050
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2018 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2019 April 1,192
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2019 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2020 April 1,133
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2020 December .
Breeding stock for laying hens prod. 2021 April* 1,219
Broilers 2018 April 43,188
Broilers 2018 December .
Broilers 2019 April 42,617
Broilers 2019 December .
Broilers 2020 April 44,325
Broilers 2020 December .
Broilers 2021 April* 37,982
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2018 April 7,451
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2018 December .
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2019 April 7,163
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2019 December .
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2020 April 7,391
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2020 December .
Breeding stock for broilers (total) 2021 April* 7,276
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2018 April 2,775
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2018 December .
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2019 April 2,544
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2019 December .
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2020 April 2,664
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2020 December .
Breeding stock for broilers, rearing 2021 April* 2,710
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2018 April 4,677
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2018 December .
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2019 April 4,620
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2019 December .
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2020 April 4,727
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2020 December .
Breeding stock for broilers; production 2021 April* 4,565
Ducks for slaughter 2018 April 872
Ducks for slaughter 2018 December .
Ducks for slaughter 2019 April 920
Ducks for slaughter 2019 December .
Ducks for slaughter 2020 April 712
Ducks for slaughter 2020 December .
Ducks for slaughter 2021 April* 569
Turkeys 2018 April 556
Turkeys 2018 December .
Turkeys 2019 April 532
Turkeys 2019 December .
Turkeys 2020 April 566
Turkeys 2020 December .
Turkeys 2021 April* 581
Pigs (total) 2018 April 12,391
Pigs (total) 2018 December 11,909
Pigs (total) 2019 April 12,214
Pigs (total) 2019 December 11,921
Pigs (total) 2020 April 11,860
Pigs (total) 2020 December 11,541
Pigs (total) 2021 April* 11,353
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2018 April 2,202
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2018 December 1,888
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2019 April 2,174
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2019 December 1,910
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2020 April 2,118
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2020 December 1,850
Piglets < 20 kg, still with the sow 2021 April* 1,973
Young pigs < 50 kg 2018 April 5,265
Young pigs < 50 kg 2018 December 5,015
Young pigs < 50 kg 2019 April 5,168
Young pigs < 50 kg 2019 December 4,796
Young pigs < 50 kg 2020 April 5,016
Young pigs < 50 kg 2020 December 4,718
Young pigs < 50 kg 2021 April* 4,815
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2018 April 3,865
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2018 December 4,032
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2019 April 3,853
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2019 December 4,163
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2020 April 3,719
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2020 December 4,045
Pigs for fattening, >=50 kg (total) 2021 April* 3,623
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2018 April 1,745
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2018 December 1,666
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2019 April 1,725
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2019 December 1,755
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2020 April 1,651
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2020 December 1,731
Pigs for fattening, 50 - 80 kg 2021 April* 1,587
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2018 April 1,649
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2018 December 1,679
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2019 April 1,655
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2019 December 1,743
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2020 April 1,564
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2020 December 1,653
Pigs for fattening, 80 - 110 kg 2021 April* 1,507
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2018 April 472
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2018 December 687
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2019 April 474
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2019 December 666
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2020 April 504
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2020 December 661
Pigs for fattening, >= 110 kg 2021 April* 528
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2018 April 1,059
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2018 December 974
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2019 April 1,018
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2019 December 1,052
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2020 April 1,008
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2020 December 929
Breeding pigs >= 50 kg 2021 April* 943
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2018 April 695
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2018 December 640
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2019 April 673
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2019 December 661
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2020 April 662
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2020 December 580
Sows, >= 50 kg, mated 2021 April* 614
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2018 April 178
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2018 December 153
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2019 April 173
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2019 December 159
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2020 April 169
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2020 December 151
Sows, >= 50 kg, with piglets 2021 April* 155
Young sows 2018 April 128
Young sows 2018 December 134
Young sows 2019 April 122
Young sows 2019 December 160
Young sows 2020 April 130
Young sows 2020 December 152
Young sows 2021 April* 127
Other breading pigs 2018 April 58
Other breading pigs 2018 December 47
Other breading pigs 2019 April 50
Other breading pigs 2019 December 72
Other breading pigs 2020 April 47
Other breading pigs 2020 December 46
Other breading pigs 2021 April* 47
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains data on the number of cattle, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks for slaughter and pigs on Dutch agricultural holdings. The number of animals is determined on April 1st and December1st .
The number of animals can differ from those in the tables of the agricultural census (see ‘links to relevant tables and relevant articles).
In the agricultural census the number of veal calves, fattening pigs, chicken and turkey are, from 2018 onwards, 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.

Data available from: 1 April 2018.

Status of the figures:
New figures on the number of animals are first published as 'provisional' and when more complete figures of the Agricultural Census become available, they are adjusted accordingly from provisional to 'definitive'.

Changes as of October 15, 2021:
The provisional figures for April 2021 have been updated.

When will new figures be published?
The provisional figures of April are published in September. The provisional figures of December are published in February of the subsequent year. The definite figures of April and December are published in April of the subsequent year.

Description topics

Livestock
Total livestock includes the following livestock categories observed in the agricultural census: - cattle; - sheep and goats; - fattening pigs and breeding pigs (including piglets); - poultry (excluding other poultry: geese, pheasants, ostriches, guinea fowls and such).