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Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2012 (final)
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 May 2013
Revisions and corrections

Since the provisional release of Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2012 in December 2012, more survey responses have been received and further processing and analysis of data has been done. Statistics in this final release differ from the provisional statistics published. 

Changes between provisional and final results for agricultural estimates at the national level

Provisional

Final

 % change

 Ewe hoggets put to ram

2,401,423

2,380,597

-1

 Ewes (2-tooth and over) put to ram

20,322,383

20,411,382

0

 Total sheep

31,198,707

31,262,715

0

 Lambs born to ewe hoggets

1,076,836

1,067,346

-1

 Lambs born to ewes

24,839,908

24,886,808

0

 Total lambs marked or tailed

25,916,744

25,954,154

0

 Dairy cows and heifers in milk or calf

5,018,692

5,009,795

0

 Total dairy cattle

6,462,446

6,445,681

0

 Calves born alive to dairy heifers / cows

4,066,436

3,879,543

-5 

 Beef cows and heifers in calf 1–2 years

146,363

148,404

1

 Beef cows and heifers in calf 2 years and over

908,198

911,380

0

 Total beef cattle

3,736,402

3,734,412

0

 Calves born alive to beef heifers / cows

878,487

827,749

-6 

 Female deer mated

513,173

517,654

1

 Total deer

1,048,939

1,060,694

1

 Fawns born on the farm alive at four months

430,873

413,283

-4

 New area planted in forestry (hectares)

11,638

11,327

-3

 Area replanted in forestry (hectares)

41,633

40,247

-3

 Exotic timber harvested (cubic metres)

25,690,484

25,201,223

-2

 Exotic timber harvested (hectares)

49,606

48,222

-3

 Total wheat harvested (tonnes)

485,617

488,614

1

 Total wheat harvested (hectares)

54,897

54,750

0

 Barley (tonnes)

 435,733

438,789

1

 Barley (hectares)

66,271

65,703

-1

 Maize grain (not sweet corn) (tonnes)

215,835

211,231

-2

 Maize grain (not sweet corn) (hectares)

20,209

19,442

-4

 Apples (hectares)

8,820

    8,845

0

 Cherries (hectares)

610

619

1

 Blackcurrants (hectares)

1,434

1,408

-2

 Avocados (hectares)

4,191

4,149

-1

 Wine grapes (hectares)

34,024

34,562

2

 Onions (hectares)

5,703

5,718

0

 Peas (includes fresh and processed peas) (hectares)

6,431

6,672

4

 Sweet corn (hectares)

4,044

4,664

15

 Potatoes (hectares)

11,329

11,578

2

 Squash (buttercup) (hectares)

6,449

6,837

6

Correction – 14 May 2013

Some changes were made to the commentary section of this release after it was published on 13 May 2013. The following are the correct values:

  • Irrigable land area – the total area reported by farmers that could have been irrigated increased by 102,400 hectares (this number was updated from 102,200 hectares).
  • Exotic forest – During the year ended 31 March 2012, the area of exotic forest replanted was estimated at 40,200 hectares (this number was updated from 41,100 hectares).
  • Exotic forest – During the year ending 31 March 2012, there were 48,200 hectares of exotic timber harvested (this number was updated from 48,400 hectares).

 We regret any inconvenience caused by these errors.

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