The typology of agricultural holdings is the classification of agricultural holdings at three levels: general, main and special. It is primarily used to present data with regard to the type of agricultural activity and the class of economic size.
Standard output (SO)
The standard output of an agricultural product (crop or livestock), abbreviated as SO, is the average monetary value of the agricultural output at farm-gate price, in euro per hectare or per head of livestock.
There is a regional SO coefficient for each product, as an average value over a reference period of 5 years. The sum of all the SO per hectare of crop and per head of livestock in a farm is a measure of its overall economic size, expressed in euro.
The standard output is used to classify agricultural holdings by type of farming and by economic size.