Dutch size unit

The Dutch size unit (nge) is an economic measure applied in agriculture, based on proceeds minus specific costs. The nge is calculated per ha and per animal. The nge allows comparison between the various types of agricultural holdings. 1 ha of winter wheat corresponds to 0.8 nge, 1 ha of cucumbers corresponds to 133 nge, one dairy cow is the equivalent of 1.2 nge and one fattening pig produces 0.04 nge.