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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
Livestock manure; production, transport and use, key figures
Manure production, nitrogen and phosphate in manure, nitrogen losses Manure processing, manure exports and manure use
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.
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
Less nitrogen and phosphate excretion from livestock manure
In 2021, the total amount of nitrogen excreted by Dutch livestock stood at 471 million kg.
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.
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...
Growth in organic livestock farming
The size of the organic farming sector increased again in 2018.
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.
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...
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.
Households used more water in 2020, companies less
In 2020, mains water consumption in the Netherlands was up by more than 2.5 percent on the previous year.
Developing a material flow monitor for the Netherlands from national statistical data
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) developed a Material Flow Monitor (MFM) that captures national resource extraction, imports and exports, product flows between economic sectors, as well as emissions and...
Organic farming grows in poultry and dairy sectors
Organic farming has grown in the past ten years.
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.
Further fall in farm businesses
There were 73 thousand agricultural and horticultural enterprises in the Netherlands on 1 April 2009. This is 3 percent less than twelve months previously.
Phosphate output from livestock manure down again
Phosphate production in livestock manure declined further in 2018
Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories
Milk supply by dairy farms, production of butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey powder
Livestock cattle, 2008 - 2020
Livestock cattle, position of dairy cattle and cattle for fattening according to Agricultural Census and Earmark registration
Agriculture; labour force by region
Agricultural census; number of persons, annual work units and corresponding number of holdings by region
Livestock pigs, 1981- 2020
Livestock pigs, number of piglets, sows and boars in April and December