Industry production trends

Access weekly, monthly and annual slaughter statistics for export-inspected New Zealand beef, lamb and mutton, livestock numbers for the past 10 years, and estimates for the year ahead.

Slaughter statistics

Weekly slaughter statistics

The New Zealand Meat Board collates and publishes weekly provisional export livestock processing data, available on the NZMB website

Monthly slaughter statistics

This information comes from aggregated data. The statistics relate to meat produced in export-inspected New Zealand beef and sheepmeat processing facilities, some of which is consumed in New Zealand.

Cattle slaughter progress (PDF, 117KB)

Lamb slaughter progress (PDF, 115KB)

Mutton slaughter progress (PDF, 117KB)

Annual slaughter statistics

Cattle slaughter trend (PDF, 116KB)

Lamb slaughter trend (PDF, 115KB)

Mutton slaughter trend (PDF, 115KB)

New Zealand livestock numbers

View livestock numbers for New Zealand sheep, beef, and dairy cattle from July 2004 to July 2014, with estimates for the current season.

New Zealand sheep trend (PDF, 33KB)
Showing total number of sheep and breeding ewes.

New Zealand beef cattle trend (PDF, 33KB)
Showing total number of beef cattle, breeding cows and heifers.

New Zealand dairy cattle trend (PDF, 33KB)
Showing total number of dairy cattle and breeding cows.

New Zealand Farm Facts 2017

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