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3 Walloon agriculture in figures 2015 Warning : The definition of the survey sample of the DGS (Direction Générale Statistique) has changed in Therefore, 2011 marks a break in the time series.

4 Production factors * Number of farms Utilised Agriculture Area (UAA)(ha) Average farm size (ha) Labour (persons) Labour (work units) Number and size of farms Number of farms Average farm size (ha) Distribution of farms by size and by part in the walloon UAA > 200 ha ha ha area number ha ha ha 0-25 ha % * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

5 Production factors * Distribution of the walloon labour % Male Female Full time holders Part time holders Farmholders Spouses Other family members Non family workers 0 Age profile of farmers < 30 1,4 % ,3 % > 60 30,6 % ,4 % ,3 % Average farm size by age of farm holder UAA (ha) LSU SO (1.000 ) < >60 * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

6 Production factors * Replacement of 50 year old and + farmers 38 % 21 % 40 % Yes No? Average farm size by presence of a successor Yes No? UAA (ha) LSU SO (1.000 ) LSU=Large Stock Unit=zootechnical unit that converts the number of various types of herbivores in a single unit based on the annual consumption of roughage, via equivalence factors, to make comparisons between holdings. SO=The Standard Output is the average monetary value of the agricultural output at farmgate price of each agricultural product (crop or livestock) in a given region. The SO of the holding is calculated as the sum of the SO of each agricultural product present in the holding multiplied by the relevant number of hectares or heads of livestock of the holding. The economic size of an agricultural holding is measured as the total Standard Output (SO) of the holding. * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

7 % Production factors * Legal status of the holding = legal entity Holdings UAA Number of cows owners Dairy Suckler Average number of cows per owner Dairy Suckler * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

8 Products * Crops Average Area Production Yield (ha) (t) (t/ha) Cereals of which - wheat ,72 - barley ,23 - spelt ,15 Industrial crops of which - sugar beets ,04 - flax straw ,17 - rapeseed ,01 - chicory ,42 Potatoes of which - early potatoes ,96 - late potatoes ,35 Field vegetable of which - green peas ,46 - green beans ,37 Fodder of which - corn (whole plant) ,01 - grassland (all cuts) - temporary ,29 - permanent ,03 Permanent crops of which - nurseries orchards and small fruits Livestock 2013 Holdings Number Cattle of which - dairy cows suckler cows Pigs Poultry of which - broilers laying hens Rabbits - - Sheep Goats Equines * DGSIE, recensements et enquêtes agricoles

9 Products * Slaughterings 2013 Number Average weight (kg) Cattle of which - bulls cows Pigs Sheep and lambs Goats and kids 104 Horses and foals Milk production Quota (million liters) Campagne Holdings Land usage average Fodder 57,5% Cereals 26,5% Others 1,2% Permanent crops 0,3% Field vegetables 1,7% Industrial crops Potatoes 8,4% 4,5% Milk 14,2% Type of farming Beef production 24,5% Milk and beef production 12,6% Arable crops 29,4% Others 8,1% Arable crops and beef production 11,2% * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

10 Products * Importance of arable crops in walloon municipalities (2012) (in % of the value of total agricultural production of the municipality) Importance of horticulture in walloon municipalities (2012) (in % of the value of total agricultural production of the municipality) * SPW, DGARNE, Direction de l Analyse économique agricole and SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

11 Products * Importance of beef production in walloon municipalities (2012) (in % of the value of total agricultural production of the municipality) Importance of dairy production in walloon municipalities (2012) (in % of the value of total agricultural production of the municipality) * SPW, DGARNE, Direction de l Analyse économique agricole and SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique

12 Products Organic production Importance of organic production in walloon municipalities (2010) (in % of the communal UAA)* Importance of organically bred livestock** 2013 Number In % total livestock Cattle ,1 Pigs ,5 Sheep and goats ,3 Poultry ,6 Share of area under organic production by type of crop (2013)** Green fodder 1,7% Arable crops 13,5% Vegetables, fruits 1,1% Grassland 83,5% Others 0,2% * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique ** SPW, DGARNE, Direction de la qualité

13 Economic data Gross Value Added of agriculture (including agri-food sector) to the walloon economy (2012)** 2,9 % Total value of the agricultural production ( )* millions Vegetables Horticulture Others Nurseries, flowers,... Potatoes Arable crops Cereals Others Sugar beets Pork Livestock products Beef Milk Others Poultry % Share of Wallonia in the belgian agricultural production (2013)* All sectors 24% Arable crops 55% of which - cereals 57% - sugar beets 64% - potatoes 42% Horticulture 13% of which - vegetables 10% - fruits 8% Livestock products 20% of which - cattle 46% - pigs 7% - poultry 12% - dairy 37% - eggs 11% * SPW, DGARNE, Direction de l Analyse économique agricole and SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique ** Banque nationale de Belgique

14 Per type of farming Economic data Part of the walloon agriculture in the belgian agriculture (2013)* Labour (annual work units) 29 % Utilised agriculture area 53 % Fodder area 54 % Number of farms 34 % Arable crops area 57 % Horticultural crops area 22 % Number of cattle 48 % Number of poultry 12 % Number of pigs 5 % Agricultural income** ( period) (all farms=100) Arable crops Arable crops/milk production Arable crops/beef production All farms Dairy cattle Dairy and beef cattle Beef cattle Per agricultural region Région limoneuse Région sablo-limoneuse Région herbagère liégeoise All farms Région herbagère (Fagne) Condroz Haute Ardenne Famenne Région jurassique Ardenne * SPF Economie, Direction générale Statistique ** SPW, DGARNE, Direction de l Analyse économique agricole

15 Share of grassland in the communal UAA (2012)* Specialization of walloon municipalities based on productions (2012)* * SPW, DGARNE, Direction de l Analyse économique agricole

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