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Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 May 2010
Highlights

At 30 June 2009:

  • Dairy cattle numbers reached 5.9 million, up 5 percent from 2008.
  • South Island dairy cattle numbers increased to 2.1 million, up 13 percent from 2008.
  • Sheep numbers fell to 32.4 million, down 5 percent from 2008.
  • The total area planted in wine grapes rose to 33,400 hectares, up 13 percent from 2007.

During the year ended 30 June 2009:

  • 28.0 million lambs were tailed, 10 percent down on the 2008 figure.
  • 53,900 hectares of wheat were harvested, up 27 percent from 2008.
  • 77,700 hectares of barley were harvested, up 15 percent from 2008.

 graph, Dairy cattle numbers by island, Agricultural Production Survey, June 2009

Geoff Bascand 13 May 2010
Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0398
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