Definition: Livestock density index
The livestock density index provides the number of livestock units (LSU) per hectare of utilised agricultural area (UAA). The LSU is a reference unit which facilitates the aggregation of livestock from various species and ages through the use of LSU coefficients, which are established by convention. Th e livestock species aggregated in the LSU total, for the purpose of this indicator, are: equidae, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits.
Eurostat, "Measuring progress towards a more sustainable Europe. Sustainable development indicators for the European Union. Data 1990-2005", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2005