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Headage payments are budgetary payments made to individual producers on the basis of the number of head of a specific type of livestock to supplement producer returns earned through sales at market prices.

Headage payments are sometimes subject to an upper limit on the number of livestock eligible per holding, or constraints on stocking densities.

Source Publication:
Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2000: Glossary of Agricultural Policy Terms, OECD.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, March 5, 2003