Agricultural and horticultural farms
Statbel, adapted by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Number of agricultural and horticultural farms: the number of farms producing agricultural and/or horticultural products for sale.
Standard yield: the monetary value of gross agricultural production per unit at farm-gate prices excluding VAT. Subsidies are not taken into account. Specific costs (seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, fodder, energy, etc.) are not deducted either.
Livestock unit (LU): an agricultural conversion factor. For example, any bovine animal older than 2 years or a breeding horse older than 6 months corresponds to 1 LU, a bovine animal of 6 months to 2 years is 0.6 LU, breeding sows 0.3 LU, meat pigs 0.143 LU, sheep and goats 0.15 LU, egg-producing hens 0.009 LU and meat chickens 0.003 LU.
Remarks on quality