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MPI pastoral statistics are collected to provide a range of data related to New Zealand’s livestock numbers and livestock slaughter.
Statistics New Zealand collects livestock number data as part of the annual Agricultural Production Survey and the five yearly Agricultural Production Census.
To find data on livestock numbers, use Infoshare on the Statistics New Zealand website to browse the data by category.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) collects weekly data on livestock from all meat processors and abattoirs in New Zealand. MPI uses this data to calculate:
From 25th October these Tier 1 statistics will be published on a monthly basis to MPI’s website.
Please note that the November and December livestock slaughter statistics will be released on the 25th January 2014