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Livestock numbers, 1994–2017

  • Added 16 Apr 2018
  • Updated 16 Apr 2018

Livestock farming is a widespread land use in New Zealand and contributes to our economy. High livestock numbers and the distribution of livestock across land environments can affect indigenous biodiversity and soil health (eg compaction). High livestock numbers and density in some land environments can also affect water quality, as nitrogen and bacteria from urine and faeces can leach into groundwater or run off the land into rivers and lakes.

We measure changes in the numbers of farmed livestock (eg beef and dairy cattle, deer, and sheep) across regions in New Zealand.


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1. Data quality info for Livestock numbers, 1994 2017 196 KB pdf


TagsOur Land 2018
MetadataDublin Core

Technical Details

Table ID 95344
Data type Table
Row count 2075
Columns field_1, year, region, livestock_type, livestock_numbers
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