New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and StatsNZ
Livestock numbers reflect changes in the number of farmed beef and dairy cattle, deer, and sheep across New Zealand. Livestock farming is a widespread land use in this country. It is important to monitor livestock numbers, because concentrated numbers, or large increases in numbers, can affect the indigenous biodiversity, soil health, and water quality.
File contains total livestock numbers by region for each year over the period 1994–2015