Beef cows and heifers in New Zealand farms

By age, year ended June 2002–2016, millions

For more information

http://datainfoplus.stats.govt.nz/item/nz.govt.stats/2b794193-86ae-4d79-af26-12a42093634e#/nz.govt.stats/e5b1423a-264f-483f-9f42-f4a26ece5e49

Limitations of the data

Data for 2016 is provisional.

Changes to data collection/processing

For the 2002 Agricultural Production Census, Statistics NZ sourced the population from the Business Business Register and the Inland Revenue Client Register. These sources were checked against industry lists and AgriBase to ensure all large units were included in the population.
After the 2002 Census, Statistics NZ used the Business Register for the census and survey populations.

Over the years, Statistics NZ have changed the core information we gather in agricultural production collections.
Since 2002, these collections have gathered information on livestock and arable farming, horticulture, and forestry with the following exception:
In 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016 the surveys collected information on livestock and arable farming, and forestry (with no horticulture production information).

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) 2016

Webpage:

http://stats.govt.nz/infoshare/Default.aspx

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Industry sectors > Agriculture > Variable by Total New Zealand (Annual-Jun)'

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) 2016

From the dataset Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 4-85
  • Columns: 2-399
  • Provided: 4,361 data points

This data forms the table Agriculture - All agricultural production statistics for total New Zealand 1935–2016.

Dataset originally released on:

January 20, 2017

About this dataset

The Agricultural Production Survey is part of an ongoing programme of agricultural production statistics conducted in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries. Previous sample surveys were held in 2003–06, 2008–11, and 2013–14, with censuses in 2002, 2007, and 2012.

Purpose of collection

To collect information about livestock farming (including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, and deer), crop growing (including grain and seed crops), fruit, vegetables, wine grapes, forestry and farm practices (including fertiliser use).