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Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories
Milk supply by dairy farms, production of butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey powder
Hardly fewer dairy cows, but smaller pig herd in 2022
At 1.57 million, the national dairy cattle herd remained virtually unchanged in 2022. This is 7 percent less than five years earlier.
585 additional organic farms since 2015
Relative to 2021, the total area under organic farming in the Netherlands this year has increased by 3.6 percent to slightly over 80 thousand hectares. This is 59.0 percent more than in 2015.
Agricultural emissions lower than in 1995, no more decline in recent years
In 2021, most types of agricultural emissions were lower than in 1995, in spite of higher agricultural output. Reduction of greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions has stagnated in recent years.
Cattle herd size has barely changed
In 2022, the size of the Dutch cattle population has remained virtually unchanged relative to last year, standing at 3.8 million head.
Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
Turnover in dairy farming sector up
Dairy sector turnover has risen by 30 percent on average over the past three quarters
Organic farming grows in poultry and dairy sectors
Organic farming has grown in the past ten years.
Two thirds of the dairy farms has a successor
Nearly two thirds of the dairy farms headed by a farmer aged over 55 have a successor lined up. This means that succession in a dairy farm is twice as popular as succession in an average farm.
Lower farm income due to less dairy cattle, dry summer
Agricultural income per annual work unit has declined in 2018; by nearly 11 percent relative to 2017.
Slightly higher agricultural income in 2022
In 2022, the Dutch agricultural sector generated 1.9 percent more income than in 2021. At the same time, animal output dropped slightly (-0.7 percent) while crop output fell relatively sharply by...
Decline in pig farming
The number of pig-producing farms has decreased by 12.0 percent from over 4 thousand in 2019 to 3.6 thousand in 2020.
Agriculture’s consumption unchanged for 25 years, despite higher output
Since 1995, the volume of Dutch agricultural production has grown by 20 percent. Nevertheless, there was no increase in the agricultural consumption of environmentally harmful substances such as...
Less nitrogen and phosphate excretion from livestock manure
In 2021, the total amount of nitrogen excreted by Dutch livestock stood at 471 million kg.
Dairy goat herd has increased again
The Dutch dairy goat herd keeps growing. As of this year, the herd size stands at 476 thousand, i.e. 4 percent more than last year.
Marginal reduction farms and horticultural enterprises
On 1 April 2010, there were 72 thousand farms and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands, a reduction by more than 1 percent relative to the same month last year. This reduction is the smallest...
Arable crop area 2 percent larger
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.
Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 December
Livestock on agricultural holdings with a Standard Ouptut >= 3000 euro, grazing livestock and housed animals at 1 April and 1 December
Producer Price Index (PPI); output and importprices by product, 2015=100
Price Index numbers (excluding excise) and month and year development Market and product according to product nomenclature ProdCom