Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, regionFigures
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
Livestock on agricultural holdings: reference date 1 April and 1 DecemberFigures
Livestock on agricultural holdings with a Standard Ouptut >= 3000 euro, grazing livestock and housed animals at 1 April and 1 December
585 additional organic farms since 2015Articles
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.
Livestock manure; production, transport and use, key figuresFigures
Manure production, nitrogen and phosphate in manure, nitrogen losses Manure processing, manure exports and manure use
Less nitrogen and phosphate excretion from livestock manureArticles
In 2021, the total amount of nitrogen excreted by Dutch livestock stood at 471 million kg.
Agriculture’s consumption unchanged for 25 years, despite higher outputArticles
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 livestock...
Growth in organic livestock farmingArticles
The size of the organic farming sector increased again in 2018.
Households used more water in 2020, companies lessArticles
In 2020, mains water consumption in the Netherlands was up by more than 2.5 percent on the previous year.
Lower nitrogen and phosphate output from animal manureArticles
In 2021, total nitrogen output from animal manure amounted to 474 million kg, nearly 16 million kg less than in 2020 and over 6 percent below the nitrogen oxides emission ceiling. Phosphorus output amounted...
Household and farm water usage surged in 2018Articles
In 2018, drinking water consumption by Dutch households increased by 7 percent relative to one year previously. The agricultural sector used considerably more water than in 2017 (150 percent).
Lower farm income due to less dairy cattle, dry summerArticles
Agricultural income per annual work unit has declined in 2018; by nearly 11 percent relative to 2017.
Production of livestock manure and nutrientsOther
Calculation of the level of manure production and minerals excretion by Dutch livestock.
Live animal exports stood at 1.8 billion euros in 2020Articles
In 2020, the Netherlands exported 1.8 billion euros worth of live animals.
Ecological agriculture and farming of animalsOther
Production in agriculture and horticulture without the use of fertiliser and chemical pesticides.
Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factoriesFigures
Milk supply by dairy farms, production of butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey powder
Livestock cattle, 2008 - 2020Figures
Livestock cattle, position of dairy cattle and cattle for fattening according to Agricultural Census and Earmark registration
Livestock pigs, 1981- 2020Figures
Livestock pigs, number of piglets, sows and boars in April and December
Cattle herd size has barely changedArticles
In 2022, the size of the Dutch cattle population has remained virtually unchanged relative to last year, standing at 3.8 million head.
Agriculture; labour force by regionFigures
Agricultural census; number of persons, annual work units and corresponding number of holdings by region
Arable crop area 2 percent largerArticles
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.
Gas mainly derived through active fermentation of organic material from waste water purification in manufacturing industries and fermentation of organic waste at farms
Standard gross marginsOther
The value, expressed in monetary terms, of the total yield of a livestock or crop minus certain specific costs.
Emissions to air; greenhouse gases and air pollutantsOther
Determining Dutch emissions to the air, both greenhouse gases and air pollutants, broken down into stationary and mobile sources, and in accordance with international regulations.