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New Zealand Dairy Statistics

New Zealand Dairy Statistics

Read the latest production, herd improvement, evaluation and reproduction statistics for the New Zealand dairy industry.

2018-2019 New Zeland Dairy Statistics

2017-2018 New Zeland Dairy Statistics

Herds 11,372
Cows 4.946 million
Average herd size 435 cows
Total effective land 1.74 million hectares
Average effective land 153 hectares


Volume 1.87 million litres
Milk Solids 165,674kgMS
Milk Fat 4.72%
Protein 3.84%


Cows to AB 72.9%
Average inseminations per cow 1.38
Average replacement rate 20-22%
Calving Interval 368-370 days


4290 litres milk
381kg Milk Solids
Consumes 4.5-5 ton dry matter feed
80-90% of feed is homegrown (predominately pasture) 
Responds well to higher feed levels
Highly fertile and economical


Holstein-Friesian 33.1%
CrossBred  48.5%
Jersey 8.6%
Ayrshire 0.5%
Other 9.3%

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