Number of livestock
Data acquired cover information on number of livestock in Latvia at the end of the year.
Data are collected in compliance with the requirements of the European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/2008.
Terms and definitions
Number of livestock
Number of livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, poultry, beehives, rabbits) on agricultural holding at the corresponding date.
Technically and economically independent unit having common management producing agricultural products or preserving good agricultural and environmental conditions in the soil.
Holdings may produce also non-agricultural products and provide non-agricultural services.
Livestock farming intensity
A statistical indicator characterising ratio between livestock and agricultural goods produced and a defined land unit, for example, ratio of number of cattle, production of meat and milk to utilised agricultural area, or ratio of number of pigs to the area of arable land, etc.
Data collection statistical processing
Survey method and data source
Data source for the number of livestock (till the end of 2007) is sample survey. Since the end of 2008, data source for the number of cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and horses is information available in the Agricultural Data Centre Animal Register.
Statistical data source for the number of pigs is sample survey based on the CSB questionnaire 3-ls “Livestock”.
Economically active agricultural holdings.
Sample has been formed as stratified simple random sample. Holdings are stratified basing on their location (NUTS3), type of farming and economic size.
By extrapolating the data on the surveyed holdings to all private holdings, the fact how many similar holdings are represented by the holdings in the sample was taken into account, as was the actual response rate in each of the survey territories.
Data are collected and published in compliance with Classification of Administrative Territories and Territorial Units of the Republic of Latvia (CATTU) and Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS).