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.

Monthly slaughter statistics

Annual 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.

New Zealand livestock numbers

Livestock numbers for New Zealand sheep, beef, and dairy cattle from July 2010 to July 2021, with estimates for the current season.

Weekly slaughter statistics

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