Dairy sector statistics 2016-17

New Zealand Dairy Statistics provides the latest statistical information related to our dairy sector, including herd size, milk production and cow numbers.

Try our ‘quick stats’ factsheets with handy dairying numbers

New Zealand Dairy Statistics 2016-17 is a report that shows historical information up to and including the 2016-17 season.

The purpose of New Zealand Dairy Statistics is to provide statistical information related to the New Zealand Dairy Industry.

Funding is provided by Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and DairyNZ Incorporated (through the dairy farmer levy). Contributors include New Zealand Animal Evaluation Limited.

Download or order the current version below:
Download: NZ Dairy Statistics 2016 17 Web (PDF, 3.3MB)
Order: to order a physical copy click here.

Quick stats on the dairy industry

We have put together the following fact sheets with some handy numbers on dairying in New Zealand. Click on the links to view.



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