Organized grazing units - Number of sheep and lamb per square km availiable area

Number of sheep and lamb per square km availiable grazing area. Norwegian production of sheep, and to some extent also cattle and goat, is based on grazing on extensive pastures in mountain and forest areas during summertime. In order to reduce loss of animals and reduce herding costs, farmers receive state support for organizing themselves in grazing entities. Each grazing entity is mapped as a polygon feature with attributes reflecting the total number of types of animals released for grazing and the total number and percentage of animals lost. Reasons for losses are not classified, but are mainly due to sickness, accidents and predators. Currently there are roughly 800 grazing units around Norway. Together they entail roughly 75% of all sheep, 30% of all cattle and goats sent on extensive pastures during summer time.

Status: Submitted

Submitter: Norwegian Mapping Authority

Owner: Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Version number 1

Updated: 11/17/2019 4:16:55 AM

Theme: Agriculture

In scope of Inspire Directive: No

DOK according to KMD-definitions: No

In scope of Norway digital agreement: Yes

Land-use plans subject to law (PBL): No

In scope of the Geodata Act: No

DOK-status

DOK-status: Proposal

DOK-status date approved:

Updated: 11/17/2019 4:16:55 AM

Geodatalov status

ASSESSMENT POINT
STATUS VALUE
COMMENT
Metadata
good
Product spesification
deficient
SOSI requirement status
deficient
GML requirement status
deficient
WMS status
deficient
WFS status
deficient
ATOM feed status
deficient
Nedlastingskrav status
deficient