Pastoral statistics

MPI pastoral statistics are collected to provide a range of data related to New Zealand’s livestock numbers and livestock slaughter.

Livestock numbers

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.

Livestock slaughter

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:

  • Meat levies for industry good organisations.
  • The total numbers and weights of livestock processed for export and domestic sales.

From 25 October these Tier 1 statistics will be published on a monthly basis to MPI’s website.


Last Updated: 24 October 2014

Contact MPI

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