Agricultural domestic holding — economic unit, which has less than one hectare of utilised agricultural land, but at least 50 m2 vegetable area or three fruit trees or six berry bushes or ten rabbits or ten domestic fowls or other agricultural animals or three bee houses and agricultural products are produced mainly for own requirement.
Agricultural holding — a single unit both technically and economically, which has single management and which produces agricultural products or maintains its land which is no longer used for production purposes in good agricultural and environmental condition, where:
- there is at least one hectare of utilised agricultural land or
- there is less than one hectare of utilised agricultural land but agricultural products are produced mainly for sale.
Units where agricultural products are not produced but only land is maintained in good agricultural and environmental condition are included from 2007.
Average number of dairy cows — quotient of number of dairy cows feeding days and number of calendar days of reference quarter.
Average number of laying hens — quotient of number of laying hens feeding days in agricultural holdings and number of calendar days of reference quarter.
Average yield per cow — total amount of obtained milk per quarter (year) average dairy cow.
Average yield per hen — total amount of obtained eggs per quarter (year) average laying hen in agricultural holdings.
Beef — the weight of the slaughtered animal’s cold body after being skinned, bled and eviscerated, and after removal of the external genitalia, the limbs at the corpus and tarsus, the head, the tail, the kidneys and kidney fats, and the udder.
Bullocks — castrated male bovine animals not included under calves and young cattle.
Bulls — non-castrated male bovine animals not included under calves and young cattle.
Calves — less than one-year-old bovine animals.
Dairy cows — cows held for producing milk and/or milk products.
Fattening pigs — pigs whose live weight is 50 kg or more.
Heifers — female bovine animals that have not yet calved and which are not included under calves and young cattle.
Lambs — male or female sheep under 12 months old.
Meat production — meat, sold to enterprises processing meat and meat products (slaughterhouses) or to purchasers for slaughter, incl. export (from Estonia to the EU and also to non-EU countries) and slaughtered in slaughterhouses belongs to holdings or slaughtered elsewhere as service.
Mutton and goats meat — the weight of the slaughtered animal’s cold body after having been bled, skinned and eviscerated, and after removal of the head (severed at the atlanto-occipital joint), of the feet (severed at the carpo-metacarpal or tarso-metatarsal joints), of the tail (severed between the sixth and seventh caudal vertebrae) and of the genital organs (including udder).
Other cows — fattened cows, nurse cows and meat breed cows.
Pork — the weight of the slaughtered pig’s cold body, either whole or divided in half along the mid-line, after being bled and eviscerated and after removal of the tongue, bristles, hooves, genitalia, flare fat, kidneys and diaphragm.
Purchase of agricultural products — buying of agricultural production in purpose of processing, partly processing and/or resale.
Yearly data are obtained by every-year statistical report ”Animal husbandry” (year).
Quarterly data are obtained by statistical report “Animal husbandy” (quarter) and by data of the Animal Register of Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board and Estonian Animal Recording Centre.
The data were collected from agricultural holdings by sample survey. The data on agricultural household plots are estimated.
The total population of holdings includes all holdings from the Farm Register where they hold animals.
The total population of household plots includes all household plots enumerated in the Agricultural Census 2001.
The sampling frame of agricultural holdings was the Farm Register composed on the basis of the data, which had been collected in the Agricultural Census 2001 and are regularly updated.
From holdings having up to 100 cattle, 50 pigs or sheep, 500 poultry and 10 goats a simple random sample has been made. The total survey has been used on all holdings having at least or more than100 cattle, 50 pigs or sheep, 500 poultry and 10 goats.
The data collected by sample survey were expanded to the whole population. In case of unit non-response in completely enumerated stratum, the data were calculated by the data obtained from other data sources.
Data on household plots are estimated, on the assumption of the data on the Agricultural Census and agricultural holdings’ data.
Aggregated data for the country were obtained by summing up the data of holdings and agricultural household plots.
Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia
Põllumajandus arvudes. Agriculture in Figures.
The data may be revised while adding the data of the next period.
Agricultural Statistics Department
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