New Zealand dairy cattle numbers dip

  • News Digest

Jan 18, 2019-

The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand has dipped for the second year, while beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2018, the country’s statistics department Stats NZ said on Thursday. Provisional figures from the 2018 agricultural production census showed dairy cattle numbers fell 1 percent to 6.4 million in June 2018, Stats NZ said. “This followed a similar small dip in 2017, though overall dairy cattle numbers have been relatively steady since 2012,” agricultural production statistics manager Stuart Pitts said in a statement. Total dairy cattle were at their highest level in 2014 at 6.7 million, Pitts said. (XINHUA)

Published: 18-01-2019 10:49

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