Table 4. Comparison of regional characteristics and initial virtual farm structure based on typical farms. One livestock unit corresponds to about 500 kg of live weight. Source: Sahrbacher et al. (2005).

Indicators Regional characteristics Initial AgriPoliS farm structure Deviation
Farms 2869 2857 -0.42%
Incl.: Specialized crop farms 459 521 13.56%
Grazing livestock farms 906 873 -3.66%
Intensive livestock farms 988 951 -3.74%
Mixed farms 516 512 -0.82%
Full-time farms 1553 1607 3.50%
Part-time farms 1316 1250 -5.05%
Agriculturally-used area (ha) 73,439 73,587 0.20%
Incl.: Arable land 57,468 59,034 2.72%
Grassland 15,971 14,553 -8.88%
Agriculturally-used area by farm type (ha)  
Incl.: Specialized crop farms 9569 9143 -4.45%
Grazing livestock farms 21,683 23,408 7.95%
Intensive livestock farms 27,766 26,774 -3.57%
Mixed farms 14,421 14,261 -1.11%
Full-time farms 57,464 57,350 -0.20%
Part-time farms 16,276 16,237 -0.24%
Agricultural holdings (holdings) with an agriculturally used area of ... to under ... ha 
1-10 828 712 -14.04%
10-30 981 1042 6.22%
30-50 630 666 5.71%
50 and over 430 437 1.68%
Production structure (head) number of livestock kept in stocks of ... to under ... head  
Fattening pigs 106,008 106,074 0.06%
under 100 9541 10,007 4.89%
100-200 9541 9519 -0.23%
200-400 22,262 21,635 -2.81%
400-600 25,442 25,531 0.35%
600 and over 39,223 39,382 0.41%
Sows 101,122 104,452 3.29%
under 30 6067 10,643 75.41%
30-50 8090 8022 -0.84%
50-100 25,281 24,740 -2.14%
100 and over 61,684 61,047 -1.03%
Dairy cows 17,667 17,562 -0.59%
under 20 4063 3942 -2.99%
20-29 3533 3502 -0.90%
30-39 3003 3032 0.94%
40-59 4417 4445 0.64%
60 and over 2650 2641 -0.33%
Beef cattle 50,902 48,006 -5.69%
Turkeys 450,000 461,227 2.49%
Livestock units (LU) 117,839 120,146 1.96%