New Zealand in Profile: 2010

2008 2003

Land use

Hectares (thousand)
Grazing, arable, fodder, and fallow land 11,277 11,738
Planted production forest 1,610 1,829
Horticultural land 134 120
Other land 1,534 1,748
Total land under farming 14,555 15,436

Grazing: stock numbers

(million)
Sheep 34.1 39.6
Dairy cattle 5.6 5.1
Beef cattle 4.1 4.6
Deer 1.2 1.7

Image for agricultural production section.