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Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)
Highlights
At 30 June 2009:
...
Commentary
The 2009 Agricultural Production Survey covered horticulture, forestry, and livestock and arable
farming. It in...
Dairy
Despite the lower milksolids prices during the year to June 2009, the New Zealand dairy herd
continued to expand. At...
This increase in the milking herd occurred mainly in the South Island, where numbers increased
by 231,000 to 1.6 million. ...
Deer
There were 1.1 million deer at 30 June 2009, 77,000 less than in 2008. Low venison prices have
contributed to the dec...
Forestry
During the year ended 31 March 2009, 19 million cubic metres of exotic forestry timber was
harvested from 40,000 ...
Horticulture
Before 2009, horticultural production information was last collected in the 2007 Agricultural
Production Cens...
Cherries

In 2009 there were 600 hectares planted in cherries. This area was up 15 percent on 2007. The
majority (97 perce...
Beef cows and heifers in calf 2 years and over                 943,538      947,746       0
Total beef cattle             ...
Technical notes
Background
This release contains final results from the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey. This survey i...
   those units registered for GST (and filing a non-zero GST return) that have indicated
       involvement in agricultur...
2009 questionnaire changes

Supplementary feed crops

This section was expanded to collect information on forage, fodder, ...
exact extent of the previous undercoverage, Statistics NZ estimates an undercount of about
70,000 deer at 30 June 2002 and...
process, respondents with uncharacteristically high levels of agricultural activity were removed
from their respective imp...
Net area planted in apples (hectares)                    2                              11
Net area planted in cherries
  ...
Copyright
Information obtained from Statistics NZ may be freely used, reproduced, or quoted unless
otherwise specified. In...
Tables
The following tables are printed with this Hot Off the Press and can also be downloaded from the
Statistics New Zea...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 1
Selected livestock numbers(1)(2)(3)
By region

            ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)


Table 2
Sheep numbers(1)(2)(3)
By region
                         ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 3
Lamb numbers(1)(2)(3)
By region
                           ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 4
Dairy cattle numbers(1)(2)(3)
By region
                   ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 5
Beef cattle numbers(1)(2)(3)
By region

                   ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 6
Deer numbers(1)(2)(3)
By region
                           ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 7
Forestry(1)(2)(3)(4)
By region

                           ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)


Table 8
Grain crops(1)(2)(3)
By region

                          ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)



Table 9
                                            (1)(2)(3)
Are...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)


Table 10
Harvested area of outdoor vegetables (1)(2)(3)
By region
...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 11
Livestock by island (1)(2)(3)(4)
At 30 June

             ...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 11
continued
                               (1)(2)(3)(4)
Live...
Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final)

Table 12
Breeding ewes and lambing percentage(1)(2)(3)
            ...
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  1. 1. Embargoed until 10:45am – 13 May 2010 Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Highlights At 30 June 2009:  Dairy cattle numbers reached 5.9 million, up 5 percent from 2008.  South Island dairy cattle numbers increased to 2.1 million, up 13 percent from 2008.  Sheep numbers fell to 32.4 million, down 5 percent from 2008.  The total area planted in wine grapes rose to 33,400 hectares, up 13 percent from 2007. During the year ended 30 June 2009:  28.0 million lambs were tailed, 10 percent down on the 2008 figure.  53,900 hectares of wheat were harvested, up 27 percent from 2008.  77,700 hectares of barley were harvested, up 15 percent from 2008. Geoff Bascand 13 May 2010 Government Statistician ISSN 1178-0398
  2. 2. Commentary The 2009 Agricultural Production Survey covered horticulture, forestry, and livestock and arable farming. It included questions on farm practices, including fertiliser and cultivation. This release contains final results for key livestock, forestry, arable, and horticultural crops at a regional level. The 2009 survey was part of the current programme of agricultural production statistics. This programme began with a census in 2002, followed by annual sample surveys from 2003 to 2006. A census was held in 2007, followed by a sample survey in 2008. Figures in this release have been rounded. All percentages have been calculated using unrounded figures. Sheep The New Zealand sheep flock was estimated at 32.4 million at 30 June 2009, down 1.7 million on the 2008 figure. Numbers in 2009 were less than half the peak of 70.3 million recorded in 1982, and saw the national flock reduced back to the 1948 level. Although total sheep numbers have halved, improved lambing percentages and animal husbandry have resulted in the quantity of lamb and sheep meat exported only falling 12 percent over the same period. In the year ended 30 June 2009, 397,000 tonnes were exported compared to 452,000 tonnes in 1982. Lamb and sheep meat remain important exports, earning $3,015 million (f.o.b.) in 2009. The North and South Islands each had similar numbers of sheep in 2009. Numbers in both islands fell between 2008 and 2009 – the North Island by 900,000 and the South Island by 800,000. Factors causing the decrease included drought, especially on the North Island's east coast, and competition from other land uses. The Manawatu-Wanganui, Canterbury, and Otago regions accounted for half the national sheep flock in 2009. With 5.8 million sheep, Manawatu-Wanganui was the region with the largest sheep flock, surpassing Canterbury's 5.5 million. During the year ended 30 June 2009, 28.0 million lambs were tailed, down 10 percent from the previous year. The drop in the number of lambs tailed reflects fewer ewes and ewe hoggets being mated in the 2007/2008 season. Factors contributing to this decrease included drought in several regions and competition from alternative land uses. The national lambing percentage in 2009 was 119, the same as in 2008. In 2009, there were 24.0 million ewes and ewe hoggets mated, 4 percent fewer than in 2008 and 4.6 million below the number mated in 2007, when there were 28.6 million mated. 2
  3. 3. Dairy Despite the lower milksolids prices during the year to June 2009, the New Zealand dairy herd continued to expand. At 30 June 2009 the national herd numbered 5.9 million, up 282,000 from 2008. Between 1989 and 2009, national dairy herd numbers increased from 3.3 million to 5.9 million. The North Island, with 3.8 million dairy cattle in 2009, had 806,000 more than in 1989. With 2.1 million dairy cattle in 2009, the South Island had almost seven times the number it did in 1989 (312,000). Between 2008 and 2009, the increase in dairy cattle numbers continued to be driven by the South Island, where numbers increased 13 percent to 2.1 million. North Island dairy cattle numbers, at 3.8 million in 2009, were similar to those in 2008. The Waikato region, with 1.8 million dairy cattle in 2009, was home to one-third of the national dairy herd. This was followed by Canterbury with 918,000, Taranaki with 607,000, and Southland with 589,000 dairy cattle. Between 2008 and 2009, Waikato numbers increased by 69,000 or 4 percent, while those in Southland increased by 93,000 or 19 percent, and those in Canterbury increased by 87,000, or 10 percent. The recent expansion of the dairy industry in Southland has had a dramatic effect on the balance of stock units in the region. In 2002 only 24 percent of stock units were dairy, the balance being sheep, beef cattle, and deer. In 2009 the dairy cattle percentage was 39 percent. Stock units are expressed in ewe equivalents. The increase in dairy cattle numbers between 2008 and 2009 was due to more cows and heifers being retained for milk production. There were 4.6 million in the milking herd (cows and heifers in milk or calf) at June 2009. In 2008 the milking herd made up 78 percent of total dairy cattle numbers. This increased to 79 percent in 2009 as a result of an additional 259,000 milking cows and heifers. The number of replacement cattle at 1.2 million in 2009 was at a similar level to 2008. Replacement cattle are dairy cows and heifers not in milk or calf, and rising one-year-old dairy heifers and calves. 3
  4. 4. This increase in the milking herd occurred mainly in the South Island, where numbers increased by 231,000 to 1.6 million. Contributing factors included continued dairy conversions, a smaller number of dairy cows and heifers going to the beef herd, more older cows remaining in milking herds, and the sourcing of dairy heifers from the North Island. The milking herd in the North Island increased by 29,000 to 3.0 million. Beef There were 4.1 million beef cattle at June 2009, a similar number to 2008. Beef numbers in 2009 were 2.2 million below the 6.3 million recorded in 1975. In 2009, 71 percent of all beef cattle were in the North Island, which had 2.9 million. The remaining 1.2 million were in the South Island. Northland, Waikato, Manawatu-Wanganui, Hawke's Bay, and Canterbury were the major beef farming regions. In 2009, there were 1.1 million breeding cows and heifers in calf, similar to the number reported in the previous year. The numbers of steers and non-breeding bulls were also stable at 1.2 million and 0.7 million, respectively. In the year ended 30 June 2009, there were 918,000 calves born to beef heifers and cows, 6.1 percent less than in 2008. 4
  5. 5. Deer There were 1.1 million deer at 30 June 2009, 77,000 less than in 2008. Low venison prices have contributed to the decrease in deer numbers in recent years. In 2009 numbers were back to the level last recorded in the early 1990s. Despite this decrease, numbers are still well above the 109,000 recorded in 1981, when deer farming was in its infancy. Up until 1994, there were more deer in the North Island than in the South Island. Since then deer farming has become increasingly concentrated in the South Island, which in 2009 had two-thirds of all deer. Canterbury, Southland, and Otago are the main deer farming regions. Between 2008 and 2009, as the price of venison improved, more younger female deer were retained, the number aged one to two years increased 7 percent to 113,000. The number of other deer reduced slightly during the year. During the year ended 2009, 432,000 fawns were born and alive at four months, down 13 percent on the 2008 number. This fall reflects 85,000 fewer female deer being mated in 2008, compared to 2007 when 680,000 were mated. 5
  6. 6. Forestry During the year ended 31 March 2009, 19 million cubic metres of exotic forestry timber was harvested from 40,000 hectares of plantation. Three quarters of this harvesting took place in the North Island, mainly in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. The area of replantings fell 5 percent to 31,500 hectares in 2009. Seventy-one percent of the replanted area was in the North Island where 22,300 hectares were replanted. In 2009 there were 2,400 hectares of new forestry plantings, similar to the 2,700 hectares planted in the previous year. In 2009, 1,300 hectares were in the North Island, 500 hectares more than in the previous year. There were 1,100 hectares of new plantings in the South Island, 800 hectares less than in 2008. Wheat, barley, and maize grain Increased harvests of wheat, barley, and maize grain were recorded in the year ended 30 June 2009. Compared to the 2008 season, the area of wheat harvested increased 27 percent to 53,900 hectares, while barley increased 15 percent to 77,700 hectares, and maize grain 18 percent to 21,600 hectares. Favourable weather conditions during the growing season, high wheat and barley prices at sowing time, and increased demand for stock feed helped drive the increase. Canterbury was the main growing region for both wheat and barley. In 2009, 46,900 hectares of wheat were harvested, accounting for 87 percent of the national total. With 45,000 hectares of barley harvested in 2009, Canterbury accounted for 58 percent of the total harvest. Maize grain was grown almost exclusively in the North Island with 97 percent of the national total. Waikato, with 5,400 hectares, was the largest region, followed by Gisborne and Hawke's Bay. 6
  7. 7. Horticulture Before 2009, horticultural production information was last collected in the 2007 Agricultural Production Census. Wine grapes At June 2009, there were 33,400 hectares planted in wine grapes, 13 percent more than in 2007. In the seven years between 2002 and 2009, the total area planted in wine grapes almost doubled, from the 17,300 hectares recorded in 2002. By far the largest contributor to this increase has been the expansion of wine grape plantings in the Marlborough region. Between 2007 and 2009, a further 2,400 hectares were added to Marlborough plantings to give it a total area of 19,600 hectares in 2009. This continues the increase in plantings in this region, which in 2009 were more than two and a half times the 7,500 hectares planted in 2002. Hawke's Bay with 5,300 hectares in 2009 was the second largest region. Kiwifruit The total planted canopy area of kiwifruit in 2009 was 13,300 hectares, up 200 hectares on the 2007 area. The increase was driven by plantings of gold kiwifruit, which increased to 2,500 hectares, up 200 hectares on the 2007 figure. Kiwifruit plantings are concentrated in the Bay of Plenty, which in 2009 had 10,200 hectares, or 77 percent, of the national plantings. In 2009 this region had 8,100 hectares planted in green kiwifruit and 1,900 hectares in gold kiwifruit. Between 2007 and 2009, kiwifruit exports increased from 328 million kg to 378 million kg. In the year ended 30 June 2009, kiwifruit exports were worth $1,074 million (f.o.b.). 7
  8. 8. Cherries In 2009 there were 600 hectares planted in cherries. This area was up 15 percent on 2007. The majority (97 percent) of cherries were grown in the South Island, with Otago the largest cherry production region. The area planted in Otago was estimated at 470 hectares in 2009, an increase of 10 percent on 2007. Potatoes, buttercup squash, sweet corn, and onions Compared to 2007, in the year ended 30 June 2009, there was an increase in the area of potatoes harvested, and decreases in the areas of buttercup squash and sweet corn. The area of onions harvested remained at a similar level to 2007. The area of potatoes harvested, at 11,400 hectares in 2009, was 13 percent above the 2007 harvested area. With 4,300 hectares, Canterbury was the main growing region in 2009. This was followed by Waikato with 2,100 hectares. In 2009, 6,800 hectares of buttercup squash were harvested, down 12 percent from 2007. Nearly all buttercup squash was harvested in the North Island. The two main growing regions were Hawke's Bay with 4,200 hectares, and Gisborne with 1,600 hectares in 2009. There were 5,100 hectares of sweet corn harvested in 2009, down 19 percent from 6,200 hectares harvested in 2007. The area harvested in Gisborne increased 9 percent to 2,000 hectares. In Hawke's Bay, the area harvested decreased 29 percent to 1,700 hectares. In Canterbury there were 400 hectares harvested in 2009, less than half the 900 hectares harvested in 2007. The sweet corn harvest was affected by farmers switching to other farming activities, unfavourable weather conditions in the Hawke's Bay during the growing season, and the closure of a processing plant in South Canterbury. During the year ended 30 June 2009, 4,500 hectares of onions were harvested. Auckland and Waikato were the two main growing regions, accounting for 68 percent of the total harvested area. Between 2007 and 2009 the area harvested in Auckland increased 19 percent to 1,800 hectares, while the Waikato area decreased 14 percent to 1,300 hectares. Changes between the provisional and final result for estimates at the national level Provisional Final % change Ewe hoggets put to ram 1,781,972 1,821,217 2 Ewes (2-tooth and over) put to ram 22,159,971 22,169,206 0 Total sheep 32,356,674 32,383,589 0 Lambs born to ewe hoggets 652,049 671,682 3 Lambs born to ewes 27,313,376 27,309,916 0 Total lambs marked or tailed 27,965,425 27,981,598 0 Dairy cows and heifers in milk or calf 4,597,183 4,606,971 0 Total dairy cattle 5,823,201 5,860,776 1 Calves born alive to dairy heifers/cows 3,693,823 3,656,877 -1 Beef cows and heifers in calf over 1–2 years 138,277 148,268 7 8
  9. 9. Beef cows and heifers in calf 2 years and over 943,538 947,746 0 Total beef cattle 4,093,616 4,100,718 0 Calves born alive to beef heifers/cows 911,331 918,451 1 Female deer mated 596,060 563,762 -5 Total deer 1,152,991 1,145,858 -1 Fawns born on the farm alive at four months 435,926 431,921 -1 New area planted in forestry (hectares) 2,339 2,356 1 Area replanted in forestry (hectares) 31,134 31,485 1 Exotic timber harvested (cubic metres) 18,903,238 18,887,204 0 Exotic timber harvested (hectares) 40,040 40,004 0 Total wheat harvested (tonnes) 408,367 403,463 -1 Total wheat harvested (hectares) 53,881 53,854 0 Barley (tonnes) 449,834 435,270 -3 Barley (hectares) 77,762 77,669 0 Maize grain (not sweet corn) (tonnes) 256,967 237,844 -7 Maize grain (not sweet corn) (hectares) 23,117 21,558 -7 Apples 9,278 9,284 0 Cherries 603 597 -1 Blackcurrants 1,271 1,268 0 Avocados 4,140 4,117 -1 Wine grapes 32,959 33,422 1 Onions 4,601 4,511 -2 Peas (includes fresh and process peas) 6,192 5,988 -3 Sweet corn 5,044 5,059 0 Potatoes 11,493 11,398 -1 Squash (buttercup) 6,961 6,825 -2 Next release ... Agricultural Production Statistics (Provisional): June 2010 will be released in February 2011. For technical information contact: Andrew Chou Auckland 09 920 9100 Email: info@stats.govt.nz 9
  10. 10. Technical notes Background This release contains final results from the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey. This survey is part of an ongoing programme of agricultural production statistics conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The current programme began with an agricultural production census in 2002 and was followed by yearly sample surveys from 2003 to 2006. An agricultural production census was held in 2007. Sample surveys were held in 2008 and 2009. Target population The target population for the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey was all businesses engaged in 'agricultural production activity' (including livestock, cropping, horticulture, and forestry) or owned land that was intended for agricultural activity. The target population included businesses that were engaged in agriculture or forestry production as a secondary activity. The target population was defined in terms of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06). It specifically included businesses classified as:  A01 Agriculture  A0301 Forestry (excluding native forestry) and parts of:  L671200 Non-residential property operators  M691000 Scientific research services (agriculture-related research that involves land holding (excluding universities))  P802300 Combined primary and secondary education (agricultural high school operation)  P802400 Special school education (special needs education involving agricultural production activity)  P810200 Higher education (agriculture-related research undertaken by universities that involves land holding)  R912100 Horse and dog racing administration and track operation  R912900 Other horse and dog racing activities (racehorse training and racing stables operations)  R892200 Nature reserves and conservation parks operation. The target population specifically excluded:  A019300 Beekeeping  part of A019900 Other livestock farming nec (worm farming, pet breeding, dog breeding, cat breeding, bird breeding (except poultry, game birds, ostriches, and emus))  A017100 Poultry meat (except growers who also produce eggs for human consumption). Population frame The 2009 Agricultural Production Survey includes all units identified on Statistics New Zealand's Business Frame as having agricultural activity. The Business Frame is a list of businesses in New Zealand, based on their registration for goods and services tax (GST) with Inland Revenue. In the case of agriculture, the Business Frame includes: 10
  11. 11.  those units registered for GST (and filing a non-zero GST return) that have indicated involvement in agricultural activity (as defined above)  those businesses with more than $200,000 of GST sales or purchases, or that are an employer, whose main activity is not agriculture but that have indicated some secondary agricultural activity. The compulsory registration level for GST is $60,000, so there is a partial and unquantifiable coverage of units below this level. Responses from farmers and foresters in the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey have resulted in an estimated eligible population of 59,000 enterprises. Time series consistency Population changes Users should note that while there is consistency in the frame from which the population has been drawn for agricultural production data collections from 2003 to 2009, there are differences for data collections before 2003. From 1981 to 1991, the population was sourced from an agricultural directory. Statistics NZ maintained this directory by tracing transfers of farming, horticulture, and forestry land. In 1992, this agriculture directory was merged with Statistics NZ's Business Frame. For the 1992 and 1993 surveys, population units were drawn from the Business Frame by industrial classification. In the 1994 Agricultural Production Census, for the first time the population was extracted using both the industrial classification and GST registration information. Between 1994 and 1996, the population was all businesses, sourced from the Business Frame, that were registered for GST and classified to agriculture. The 1999 Agricultural Production Survey population was sourced solely from AgriBase (a geospatial database owned and managed by AgriQuality New Zealand Ltd). The population for the 2000 Horticulture Production Survey was sourced from the Business Frame, supplemented by AgriBase and growers' lists. For the 2002 census, the population was sourced from the Business Frame and the Inland Revenue Client Register. These sources were checked against industry lists and AgriBase to ensure all large units were included in the population. The Business Frame was used for the 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 surveys, the 2007 census and the 2008 and 2009 surveys. Survey content changes Users should note that there have been changes to the core information gathered in agricultural production collections. Since 1994, agricultural production collections have gathered information on livestock and arable farming, horticulture, and forestry with the following exceptions:  In 1999, the survey collected information on livestock and arable farming only.  In 2000, the survey collected horticulture production information only.  In 2004, 2006, and 2008 the surveys collected information on livestock and arable farming, and forestry (horticulture production information was not collected). 11
  12. 12. 2009 questionnaire changes Supplementary feed crops This section was expanded to collect information on forage, fodder, and green feed crops. Grain and seed crops This question was expanded to allow respondents to specify the amount and type of other grain and seed crops harvested. These descriptions were examined and reclassified, if appropriate, to the specified grain and seed crops. Horticulture Questions on the area of fruit trees and vines planted, and the area of vegetables and other horticulture crops harvested were included. Cultivation and pasture renewal The questions in this section were expanded to collect information on pasture renewal and method of cultivation. Past questionnaire changes relevant for 2009 Forestry The reference date for forestry production estimates changed to 31 March in the 2005 Agricultural Production Survey. This change was made to allow the forestry section of the Agricultural Production Survey to align more closely with the National Exotic Forest Description survey (NEFD) run by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. For the 2002 census, and the 2003 and 2004 surveys, the year ended date was 31 December. For agricultural production collections before the 2002 Agricultural Production Census, the year ended date was 30 June. Fawns Since the 2005 survey, the data relates to fawns born on the farm that were alive at four months. This change takes into account industry recommendations. In 1994, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003, and 2004, data related to fawns weaned on the farm. In 2002, data related to fawns born on the farm. Deer Users should note that deer figures since the 2004 survey are not directly comparable with 2002 and 2003 figures. Improvements made to the questions about deer in the 2004, 2005, and 2006 surveys have resulted in improved deer number estimates. While it is not possible to quantify the 12
  13. 13. exact extent of the previous undercoverage, Statistics NZ estimates an undercount of about 70,000 deer at 30 June 2002 and 50,000 at 30 June 2003. Sample design For the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey, a stratified sample design was used to select a sample from the population. In selecting this sample, the population was stratified by regional council area, ANZSIC group, and size group. The size groups were determined as follows:  For those businesses that had previously responded to one or more of the agricultural production censuses or surveys since 2002, the most recent production data was used to form size groups. The variables used to form size groups covered a range of livestock and cropping variables. Typically, three size groups were formed: small, medium, and large.  For new businesses or those businesses that did not respond to the 2002 to 2008 agricultural collections, a random sample was taken. The 2009 Agricultural Production Survey has a sample size of 30,000. Reliability of sample survey estimates This release contains statistics from the 1981–1996, 1999, and 2002–2009 agricultural production collections, as well as the 2000 horticultural production data collection. All the results from these collections are subject to non-sampling error. Non-sampling error arises from biases in the patterns of response and non-response, inaccuracies in reporting by respondents, and errors in the recording and classification of data. Statistics NZ adopts procedures to detect and minimise these types of errors, but they may still occur and are not easy to quantify. As the 1988, 1989, 1991–1993, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2003–2006, and 2008 and 2009 are sample surveys, not censuses, the results from these collections are also subject to sampling error. Sampling error arises from selecting a random sample of businesses and weighting the results, rather than holding a complete enumeration. The 2009 sample design has been optimised to produce a specified sampling error for certain combinations of key variables and regions, but not all. Also, the 2009 design is optimised on the basis of the distribution of past farmer responses, mainly those to the 2008 survey. Given the dynamic nature of the agricultural sector, the sample errors for 2009 may sometimes be smaller or larger than planned, particularly for those sectors or regions rapidly changing. Imputation Values have been imputed for farmers and foresters who did not return a completed questionnaire. Imputation involves replacing missing items with values based on other information available. The method of imputation used is random 'hot deck' imputation. A proportion of non-respondents were estimated as ineligible. The remaining non-respondents were grouped into imputation cells based on regional council area, ANZSIC06 (Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006) group, and prior years' production data. Each non-respondent was then randomly assigned to a respondent in the same imputation cell, and the farm production data of the respondent was copied across to the non-respondent. In order to improve the imputation 13
  14. 14. process, respondents with uncharacteristically high levels of agricultural activity were removed from their respective imputation cells, as it was considered unlikely that any of the non- respondents would have similar characteristics to them. Imputation levels Imputation levels and sampling errors for the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey Sampling errors at 95% % of total estimate confidence interval (%) imputed Ewe hoggets put to ram 11 19 Breeding ewes 2-tooth and over put to 4 19 ram Total sheep 4 18 Lambs born to ewe hoggets 24 21 Lambs born to ewes 4 19 Total lambs 4 19 Dairy cows and heifers, in milk or calf 5 21 Total dairy cattle 5 20 Calves born alive to dairy 6 21 heifers/cows Beef cows and heifers in calf (aged 12 18 1–2 years) Beef cows and heifers in calf (aged 2 5 18 years and over) Total beef cattle 3 18 Calves born alive to beef heifers/cows 5 18 Female deer mated 7 17 Total deer 6 16 Fawns born on the farm 7 16 Area of new forestry plantings 22 5 (hectares) Area of forestry replantings (hectares) 6 2 Exotic timber harvested (hectares) 1 2 Exotic timber harvested (cubic 1 2 metres) Wheat tonnage harvested 11 16 Wheat area harvested (hectares) 11 16 Barley tonnage harvested 9 18 Barley area harvested (hectares) 10 19 Maize grain tonnage harvested 14 17 Maize grain area harvested (hectares) 12 16 Net area planted in kiwifruit (hectares) 3 14 14
  15. 15. Net area planted in apples (hectares) 2 11 Net area planted in cherries <1 11 (hectares) Net area planted in <1 13 blackcurrants(hectares) Net area planted in avocados 7 16 (hectares) Net area planted in wine grapes 2 13 (hectares) Harvested area of onions (hectares) 13 7 Harvested area of peas (hectares) 19 14 Harvested area of sweet corn 6 9 (hectares) Harvested area of potatoes (hectares) 15 11 Harvested area of squash (hectares) 12 5 Response rates The estimated proportion of eligible businesses that responded to the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey was 84 percent. These businesses represent 86 percent of the total estimated value of agricultural operations. Revisions In some cases, data collected before the 2009 Agricultural Production Survey may be revised. This revision usually results from the correction of information provided by survey respondents. Revised figures are indicated in the tables by an 'R'. Confidentiality Data collected and information contained in this release must conform to the provisions of the Statistics Act 1975. This requires that published information maintains the confidentiality of individual respondents. Figures affected by these provisions have been suppressed and are denoted by 'C'. Quality suppressions Data with high sample errors or imputation levels have been suppressed and are indicated by an 'S'. More information For more information, follow the link from the Technical notes of this release on the Statistics New Zealand website. 15
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  17. 17. Tables The following tables are printed with this Hot Off the Press and can also be downloaded from the Statistics New Zealand website in Excel format. If you do not have access to Excel, you may use the Excel file viewer to view, print and export the contents of the file. List of tables 1. Selected livestock numbers, by region 2. Sheep numbers, by region 3. Lamb numbers, by region 4. Dairy cattle numbers, by region 5. Beef cattle numbers, by region 6. Deer numbers, by region 7. Forestry, by region 8. Grain crops, by region 9. Area planted in outdoor fruit, by region 10. Harvested area of outdoor vegetables, by region 11. Livestock by island, at 30 June 12. Breeding ewes and lambing percentage, at 30 June 17
  18. 18. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 1 Selected livestock numbers(1)(2)(3) By region At 30 June Total sheep Total dairy cattle Total beef cattle Total deer Region 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (000) change (000) change (000) change (000) change Northland 504 429 -14.8 392 393 0.1 508 485 -4.4 7 6 -14.7 Auckland 265 257 -2.9 116 94 -18.5 143 135 -5.8 12 S S Waikato 2,169 2,102 -3.1 1,717 1,787 4.0 576 598 3.7 92 98 6.1 Bay of Plenty 346 331 -4.4 315 300 -4.9 103 110 6.7 52 46 -11.4 Gisborne 1,680 1,548 -7.8 16 S S 287 250 -13.0 23 23 -3.1 Hawke's Bay 3,691 3,446 -6.6 100 94 -6.1 493 436 -11.6 84 74 -12.5 Taranaki 637 538 -15.6 572 607 6.3 132 126 -4.4 4 4 21.9 Manawatu-Wanganui 5,917 5,767 -2.5 425 425 -0.1 583 610 4.6 84 76 -9.6 Wellington 1,779 1,659 -6.7 104 85 -17.6 140 147 4.6 17 16 -4.8 Total North Island 16,988 16,078 -5.4 3,758 3,796 1.0 2,966 2,896 -2.3 375 353 -6.0 Tasman S 328 S 71 87 22.4 50 60 19.4 19 13 -32.5 Nelson 9 5 -46.1 C C C 2 C C C - C Marlborough 518 516 -0.2 34 C C 57 C C C 8 C West Coast 43 43 -0.6 153 179 17.4 35 36 3.4 35 40 14.9 Canterbury 6,063 5,505 -9.2 832 918 10.4 534 529 -0.8 341 323 -5.2 Otago 5,343 5,282 -1.2 233 257 10.4 291 292 0.1 167 166 -0.3 Southland 4,739 4,556 -3.9 496 589 18.8 191 215 12.8 270 242 -10.3 Chatham Islands 64 S S C - C 12 13 8.5 - - - Total South Island 17,100 16,306 -4.6 1,821 2,064 13.4 1,171 1,204 2.9 848 793 -6.5 Total New Zealand 34,088 32,384 -5.0 5,578 5,861 5.1 4,137 4,101 -0.9 1,223 1,146 -6.3 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  19. 19. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 2 Sheep numbers(1)(2)(3) By region At 30 June Breeding ewes 2-tooth and over Ewe hoggets put to ram Total sheep Region put to ram 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (000) change (000) change (000) change Northland 293 266 -9.5 22 28 29.4 504 429 -14.8 Auckland 149 182 22.4 17 19 17.4 265 257 -2.9 Waikato 1,488 1,446 -2.8 99 155 57.5 2,169 2,102 -3.1 Bay of Plenty 249 S S 17 S S 346 331 -4.4 Gisborne 1,082 972 -10.2 116 94 -18.7 1,680 1,548 -7.8 Hawke's Bay 2,288 2,159 -5.6 160 168 4.8 3,691 3,446 -6.6 Taranaki 446 364 -18.3 S S S 637 538 -15.6 Manawatu-Wanganui 4,051 3,983 -1.7 284 352 23.9 5,917 5,767 -2.5 Wellington 1,159 1,086 -6.3 65 138 112.4 1,779 1,659 -6.7 Total North Island 11,204 10,684 -4.6 794 1,002 26.2 16,988 16,078 -5.4 Tasman S S S 21 25 18.2 S 328 S Nelson 5 C C C C C 9 5 -46.1 Marlborough 330 326 -1.1 13 S S 518 516 -0.2 West Coast 32 35 9.9 3 S S 43 43 -0.6 Canterbury 3,979 3,575 -10.2 254 273 7.6 6,063 5,505 -9.2 Otago 3,866 3,748 -3.0 175 C C 5,343 5,282 -1.2 Southland 3,826 3,544 -7.4 209 252 20.4 4,739 4,556 -3.9 Chatham Islands 35 C C C S C 64 S S Total South Island 12,281 11,485 -6.5 676 819 21.2 17,100 16,306 -4.6 Total New Zealand 23,486 22,169 -5.6 1,470 1,821 23.9 34,088 32,384 -5.0 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  20. 20. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 3 Lamb numbers(1)(2)(3) By region Year to 30 June Lambs born to ewe hoggets Lambs born to ewes Total lambs tailed Region 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (000) change (000) change (000) change Northland 14 S S 356 S S 371 S S Auckland 8 S S 176 185 4.7 184 195 6.0 Waikato 118 48 -59.6 2,038 1,671 -18.0 2,156 1,718 -20.3 Bay of Plenty 18 S S 313 280 -10.6 330 284 -14.0 Gisborne 45 49 9.6 1,317 1,344 2.1 1,361 1,393 2.4 Hawke's Bay 89 S S 2,602 2,769 6.4 2,691 2,880 7.0 Taranaki S S S 526 399 -24.0 540 406 -24.7 Manawatu-Wanganui 226 S S 5,043 4,429 -12.2 5,270 4,530 -14.0 Wellington 41 S S 1,439 1,266 -12.0 1,480 1,313 -11.3 Total North Island 573 387 -32.5 13,811 12,760 -7.6 14,384 13,147 -8.6 Tasman S S S S S S S S S Nelson C C C C C C 6 C C Marlborough 9 S S 358 361 0.7 367 364 -0.8 West Coast 3 S S 39 44 11.7 42 46 11.3 Canterbury 174 74 -57.6 5,082 4,459 -12.3 5,257 4,533 -13.8 Otago 123 S S 4,739 4,553 -3.9 4,862 4,616 -5.0 Southland 199 S S 5,583 4,831 -13.5 5,782 4,963 -14.2 Chatham Islands C C C C C C 39 C C Total South Island 520 285 -45.2 16,116 14,550 -9.7 16,636 14,835 -10.8 Total New Zealand 1,093 672 -38.5 29,928 27,310 -8.7 31,020 27,982 -9.8 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  21. 21. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 4 Dairy cattle numbers(1)(2)(3) By region At 30 June Year to 30 June Dairy cows and heifers Calves born alive to dairy Total dairy cattle Region in milk or calf heifers/cows 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (000) change (000) change (000) change Northland 306 303 -0.9 392 393 0.1 249 238 4.5 Auckland 84 68 -18.9 116 94 -18.5 67 64 -4.9 Waikato 1,388 1,433 3.2 1,717 1,787 4.0 1,159 1,172 1.1 Bay of Plenty 244 225 -7.6 315 300 -4.9 200 192 -3.9 Gisborne 9 S S 16 S S 3 1 -58.2 Hawke's Bay 65 64 -0.3 100 94 -6.1 44 51 15.6 Taranaki 468 507 8.2 572 607 6.3 386 421 8.9 Manawatu-Wanganui 319 323 1.4 425 425 -0.1 246 264 7.3 Wellington 81 63 -21.7 104 85 -17.6 67 53 -21.6 Total North Island 2,963 2,992 1.0 3,758 3,796 1.0 2,422 2,455 1.4 Tasman 50 65 30.4 71 87 22.4 41 49 21.3 Nelson C C C C C C 1 C C Marlborough 27 C C 34 C C 16 C C West Coast 117 141 20.3 153 179 17.4 105 113 7.5 Canterbury 634 714 12.6 832 918 10.4 470 511 8.8 Otago 180 210 16.2 233 257 10.4 148 S S Southland 373 460 23.3 496 589 18.8 297 330 10.9 Chatham Islands C - C C - C - - - Total South Island 1,384 1,615 16.7 1,821 2,064 13.4 1,078 1,202 11.4 Total New Zealand 4,348 4,607 6.0 5,578 5,861 5.1 3,500 3,657 4.5 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  22. 22. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 5 Beef cattle numbers(1)(2)(3) By region At 30 June Year to 30 June Calves born alive to beef Beef cows and heifers (in calf) Total beef cattle Region heifers/cows 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (000) change (000) change (000) change Northland 103 103 -0.8 508 485 -4.4 92 92 0.7 Auckland 25 20 -17.3 143 135 -5.8 21 20 -7.1 Waikato 107 108 1.2 576 598 3.7 104 91 -12.8 Bay of Plenty 23 S S 103 110 6.7 18 22 17.9 Gisborne 97 89 -7.9 287 250 -13.0 77 77 -0.1 Hawke's Bay 124 113 -9.2 493 436 -11.6 108 94 -12.9 Taranaki 30 S S 132 126 -4.4 29 25 -13.7 Manawatu-Wanganui 164 163 -0.6 583 610 4.6 151 123 -18.7 Wellington 45 40 -9.9 140 147 4.6 44 31 -29.0 Total North Island 718 695 -3.2 2,966 2,896 -2.3 644 574 -10.8 Tasman 13 15 17.3 50 60 19.4 12 12 -5.1 Nelson - S S 2 C C - S S Marlborough 25 S S 57 C C 21 19 -7.0 West Coast 12 S S 35 36 3.4 10 S S Canterbury 162 170 4.8 534 529 -0.8 136 148 8.8 Otago 109 106 -2.4 291 292 0.1 95 90 -4.6 Southland 58 64 10.6 191 215 12.8 54 56 3.6 Chatham Islands 6 7 4.8 12 13 8.5 5 5 -12.2 Total South Island 386 401 4.0 1,171 1,204 2.9 334 344 3.0 Total New Zealand 1,104 1,096 -0.7 4,137 4,101 -0.9 978 918 -6.1 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  23. 23. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 6 Deer numbers(1)(2)(3) By region At 30 June Year to 30 June Female deer mated Total deer Fawns born on the farm Region 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (000) change (000) change (000) change Northland 3 2 -13.8 7 6 -14.7 2 2 0.3 Auckland 5 S S 12 S S 3 S S Waikato 43 S S 92 98 6.1 37 35 -5.7 Bay of Plenty 24 20 -18.1 52 46 -11.4 22 16 -25.9 Gisborne 13 11 -13.8 23 23 -3.1 9 8 -2.0 Hawke's Bay 34 35 1.2 84 74 -12.5 25 26 3.2 Taranaki 1 2 88.3 4 4 21.9 1 S S Manawatu-Wanganui 40 38 -5.3 84 76 -9.6 31 27 -13.1 Wellington 8 8 -2.9 17 16 -4.8 7 6 -7.0 Total North Island 170 170 -0.1 375 353 -6.0 137 125 -9.0 Tasman 10 7 -34.8 19 13 -32.5 9 5 -46.4 Nelson C - C C - C C - C Marlborough C 3 C C 8 C C 3 C West Coast 19 19 3.7 35 40 14.9 15 16 7.5 Canterbury 158 146 -7.5 341 323 -5.2 133 123 -7.3 Otago 87 95 8.8 167 166 -0.3 75 70 -7.8 Southland 143 123 -13.9 270 242 -10.3 119 91 -23.6 Chatham Islands - - - - - - - - - Total South Island 424 393 -7.3 848 793 -6.5 357 307 -14.0 Total New Zealand 595 564 -5.2 1,223 1,146 -6.3 494 432 -12.6 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  24. 24. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 7 Forestry(1)(2)(3)(4) By region Year to 31 March Exotic planting Exotic harvesting Region New area Replanted 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % 2008 2009 % (Hectares) change (Hectares) change (Hectares) change (Cubic metres) change Northland S C C 2,300 2,700 16.2 3,800 4,100 7.4 1,808,400 1,765,900 -2.4 Auckland - C C 800 C C 1,000 1,300 30.9 C 591,500 C Waikato S 100 S 5,600 4,900 -13.2 8,300 6,000 -27.7 3,627,000 3,129,000 -13.7 Bay of Plenty 100 S S C 6,000 C 9,200 9,400 1.9 4,353,100 4,742,100 8.9 Gisborne C 200 C 1,300 1,800 41.3 1,900 2,200 14.4 960,800 1,088,800 13.3 Hawke's Bay C S C C 2,700 C C 3,000 C C 1,767,600 C Taranaki S C C C C C C S C C S C Manawatu-Wanganui 200 S S 2,700 S S 2,500 2,500 -2.7 1,268,300 1,194,400 -5.8 Wellington S S S 600 C C 800 900 19.5 404,800 489,400 20.9 Total North Island 800 1,300 65.8 22,500 22,300 -0.8 30,800 29,600 -4.0 14,582,900 14,837,600 1.7 Tasman S C C C C C 3,000 C C 1,295,600 C C Nelson C - C C C C C 400 C C C C Marlborough S S S 1,700 C C 1,500 1,000 -34.6 737,600 491,800 -33.3 West Coast C C C C C C C C C C C C Canterbury 500 S S C 1,100 C 2,200 1,700 -21.2 833,000 629,300 -24.5 Otago 300 200 -29.0 2,600 2,300 -11.7 2,600 2,200 -15.8 789,200 751,300 -4.8 Southland S - S C C C 1,200 1,000 -16.7 438,300 388,600 -11.4 Chatham Islands - - - - - - - - - - - - Total South Island 1,900 1,100 -42.9 10,600 9,100 -13.7 11,900 10,500 -12.2 4,621,200 4,049,600 -12.4 Total New Zealand 2,700 2,400 -11.4 33,100 31,500 -5.0 42,700 40,000 -6.3 19,204,100 18,887,200 -1.7 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. 4. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest 100 hectares or cubic metres. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  25. 25. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 8 Grain crops(1)(2)(3) By region Year to 30 June Harvested Wheat Barley Maize grain Region Tonnes Hectares Tonnes Hectares Tonnes Hectares 2008 2009 % change 2008 2009 % change 2008 2009 % change 2008 2009 % change 2008 2009 % change 2008 2009 % change Northland C - C C - C C S C C - C 7,300 5,000 -31.0 700 S S Auckland C - C C - C C 1,400 C S 200 S 10,300 S S 1,100 S S Waikato - C C - C C C 4,000 C C 600 C 58,700 63,700 8.6 4,800 5,400 11.8 Bay of Plenty - - - - - - - - - - - - 33,700 31,500 -6.4 3,500 2,800 -19.5 Gisborne C 1,700 C C 200 C C 2,100 C C 400 C 32,800 40,100 22.0 2,800 3,700 33.8 Hawke's Bay 5,000 2,800 -43.8 700 600 -10.7 13,900 26,700 92.0 2,600 S S 26,200 29,800 13.6 2,300 3,600 52.3 Taranaki - C C S C C 900 S S 100 S S C S C C S C Manawatu-Wanganui 8,900 12,500 40.3 1,300 2,000 55.2 28,800 46,200 60.7 5,100 7,400 46.2 27,000 S S 2,400 S S Wellington S 1,200 S S 200 S 12,400 S S 2,500 S S C S C C S C Total North Island 15,200 S S 2,100 S S 58,200 97,500 67.6 10,700 16,700 56.7 202,600 230,200 13.6 18,000 20,900 15.7 Tasman C C C C C C C S C C S C C C C C C C Nelson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Marlborough 400 1,000 136.7 100 300 273.5 1,500 3,600 140.2 400 800 89.3 C - C C - C West Coast - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Canterbury 297,900 353,200 18.5 36,400 46,900 28.9 282,300 251,500 -10.9 45,200 45,000 -0.6 S S S S S S Otago 16,200 12,600 -22.4 2,000 1,700 -16.7 34,100 S S 6,200 S S - C C - C C Southland 13,000 S S 1,600 S S 31,900 14,600 -1.8 4,600 2,400 0.8 - - - - - - Chatham Islands C C C C C C C S C C S C - - - - - - Total South Island 328,200 384,900 17.3 40,200 50,900 26.5 350,500 337,800 -3.6 56,800 60,900 7.4 3,000 S S 300 S S Total New Zealand 343,400 403,500 17.5 42,300 53,900 27.2 408,700 435,300 6.5 67,400 77,700 15.2 205,600 237,800 15.7 18,300 21,600 17.8 1. The 2008 and 2009 Agricultural Production Surveys are sample surveys and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. 2. Figures may not add to the totals due to rounding. 3. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest 100 tonnes or hectares. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  26. 26. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 9 (1)(2)(3) Area planted in outdoor fruit By region At 30 June Apples Avocados Kiwifruit Wine Grapes Blackcurrants Cherries Region 2007 2009 % 2007 2009 % 2007 2009 % 2007 2009 % 2007 2009 % 2007 2009 % (Hectares) change (Hectares) change (Hectares) change (Hectares) change (Hectares) change (Hectares) change Northland 30 50 54.9 1,330 1,540 16.5 630 600 -5.4 120 130 7.3 C - C C - C Auckland 180 120 -32.4 130 90 -31.0 310 S S 410 390 -4.6 - - - - - - Waikato 230 220 -2.4 140 S S 750 R 790 4.4 130 50 -65.5 C - C C - C Bay of Plenty 10 C C 2,210 2,160 -2.5 10,110 R 10,220 1.1 30 R C C C C C C C C Gisborne 190 120 -38.8 60 60 1.1 280 270 -3.9 1,810 2,220 22.3 - - - - - - Hawke's Bay 5,210 5,410 3.9 30 S S 220 240 9.1 4,930 5,330 8.1 C - C 20 20 18.8 Taranaki - C C 70 60 -13.7 C C C - C C - - - C - C Manawatu-Wanganui 40 20 -32.2 20 C C 140 140 2.2 10 20 56.3 S C C C C C Wellington 130 110 -14.0 10 C C C C C 860 920 7.4 - - - C - C Total North Island 6,000 6,060 0.9 3,990 4,100 2.8 12,460 R 12,650 1.5 8,300 9,060 9.1 - - - 20 20 -20.0 Tasman 2,440 2,380 -2.3 10 10 23.6 610 640 3.4 810 1,120 38.8 450 380 -15.7 C C C Nelson C C C C C C - C C C C C - - - - - - Marlborough 20 30 35.9 C - C C C C 17,170 19,580 14.0 C C C 50 60 12.2 West Coast - - - - - - - - - - C C C - C - - - Canterbury 250 180 -27.7 C C C C C C 1,680 1,600 -5.0 660 860 30.8 20 50 122.7 Otago 470 570 21.3 - C C - C C 1,640 2,020 22.9 C C C 420 470 10.4 Southland C C C - - - - - - C - C C C C C C C Chatham Islands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Total South Island 3,240 3,230 -0.5 10 10 18.2 620 640 2.8 21,310 24,360 14.3 1,150 1,270 10.1 500 580 16.6 Total New Zealand 9,250 9,280 0.4 4,000 4,120 2.8 13,080 R 13,290 1.6 29,620 33,420 12.8 1,160 1,270 9.8 520 600 14.8 1. The 2009 Agricultural Production Survey is a sample survey and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. In 2007 an agricultural census was conducted. 2. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10 hectares. 3. Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed R revised - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  27. 27. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 10 Harvested area of outdoor vegetables (1)(2)(3) By region Year to 30 June Onions Potatoes Buttercup squash Peas Sweet corn Region 2007 2009 2007 2009 2007 2009 2007 2009 2007 2009 % change % change % change % change % change (Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares) (Hectares) Northland C C C 30 20 -39.0 20 - - - C C 40 40 8.6 Auckland 1,530 1,820 18.7 1,320 1,510 14.6 250 C C 20 10 -68.4 50 30 -43.5 Waikato 1,480 1,260 -14.3 2,020 2,090 3.5 C C C - S S 90 80 -13.0 Bay of Plenty C C C C S C C C C C C C 20 40 86.4 Gisborne C C C C C C 2,770 1,590 -42.7 280 C C 1,800 1,960 8.8 Hawke's Bay 520 430 -17.5 490 1,030 110.2 3,120 4,190 34.5 1,060 S S 2,410 1,710 -29.0 Taranaki - C C 20 C C - - - C - C C C C Manawatu-Wanganui 320 S S 1,580 S S 840 S S C S C 30 50 44.1 Wellington C 10 C C S C C C C C C C C C C Total North Island 3,880 3,810 -1.8 5,480 6,700 22.4 C C C 1,380 S S 4,470 3,910 -12.5 Tasman 30 30 14.5 40 C C C 10 C C C C 10 S S Nelson C - C C C C - - - - - - C C C Marlborough - C C C C C - - - 680 510 -25.0 780 650 -16.5 West Coast - - - C - C - - - - - - - - - Canterbury 690 670 -2.1 4,270 4,340 1.5 C C C 4,700 3,800 -19.3 940 440 -53.0 Otago C C C 170 140 -17.3 - - - C C C C C C Southland - C C 60 C C - - - C - C - C C Chatham Islands - - - C C C - C C - - - - - - Total South Island 710 700 -1.7 4,570 4,690 2.6 C C C 5,410 4,330 -20.0 1,740 1,140 -34.1 Total New Zealand 4,590 4,510 -1.8 10,050 11,400 13.4 7,770 6,820 -12.2 6,790 5,990 -11.8 6,210 5,060 -18.5 1. The 2009 Agricultural Production Survey is a sample survey and therefore estimates are subject to sample error. In 2007 an agricultural census was conducted. 2. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest 10 hectares. 3. Percentages are calculated on unrounded numbers. Symbols: C confidential S suppressed - nil or zero Source: Statistics New Zealand www.stats.govt.nz
  28. 28. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 11 Livestock by island (1)(2)(3)(4) At 30 June Sheep Dairy cattle North Island South Island Total North Island South Island Total (000) (000) Series ref: AGRA SAEJZZZ SABDZZZ Year 1981 36,992 32,892 69,884 2,698 225 2,922 1982 37,008 33,294 70,301 2,768 239 3,007 1983 37,065 33,198 70,263 2,879 254 3,134 1984 36,488 33,250 69,739 2,972 274 3,246 1985 35,328 32,526 67,854 3,016 292 3,308 1986 34,575 32,894 67,470 3,083 315 3,398 1987 32,234 32,010 64,244 2,889 306 3,195 1988 32,470 32,130 64,600 2,897 303 3,200 1989 30,148 30,421 60,569 2,991 312 3,302 1990 27,844 30,008 57,852 3,111 330 3,441 1991 26,355 28,807 55,162 3,081 349 3,429 1992 24,765 27,804 52,568 3,097 371 3,468 1993 23,383 26,915 50,298 3,118 432 3,550 1994 22,516 26,950 49,466 3,278 562 3,839 1995 22,407 26,410 48,816 3,474 616 4,090 1996 21,656 25,738 47,394 3,513 652 4,165 1997 … … … … … … 1998 … … … … … … 1999 20,577 25,103 45,680 3,454 863 4,316 2000 … … … … … … 2001 … … … … … … 2002 18,440 21,132 39,572 3,832 1,330 5,162 2003 18,410 21,142 39,552 3,793 1,309 5,102 2004 18,734 20,537 39,271 3,787 1,365 5,152 2005 19,031 20,849 39,880 3,732 1,355 5,087 2006 19,540 20,541 40,082 3,715 1,455 5,170 2007 18,542 19,918 38,460 3,613 1,648 5,261 2008 16,988 17,100 34,088 3,758 1,821 5,578 2009 16,078 16,306 32,384 3,796 2,064 5,861 For footnotes see end of table. www.stats.govt.nz
  29. 29. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 11 continued (1)(2)(3)(4) Livestock by Island At 30 June Beef cattle Deer (4) North Island South Island Total North Island South Island Total (000) (000) Series ref: AGRA SACLZZZ SAGXZZZ Year 1981 4,000 1,113 5,113 58 51 109 1982 3,850 1,056 4,906 84 67 151 1983 3,559 937 4,497 112 83 196 1984 3,595 935 4,531 157 102 259 1985 3,676 937 4,613 194 126 320 1986 3,901 980 4,881 243 149 392 1987 3,838 966 4,804 303 197 500 1988 3,861 997 4,858 372 235 606 1989 3,583 943 4,526 464 316 780 1990 3,636 957 4,593 564 413 976 1991 3,702 969 4,671 632 497 1,130 1992 3,713 964 4,676 615 521 1,135 1993 3,746 1,012 4,758 556 522 1,078 1994 3,907 1,141 5,048 615 616 1,231 1995 3,975 1,207 5,183 548 630 1,179 1996 3,665 1,187 4,852 548 644 1,192 1997 … … … … … … 1998 … … … … … … 1999 3,400 1,244 4,644 608 1,069 1,677 2000 … … … … … … 2001 … … … … … … 2002 3,343 1,148 4,491 598 1,050 1,648 2003 3,401 1,226 4,627 605 1,084 1,689 2004 3,281 1,166 4,447 610 1,147 1,757 2005 3,250 1,174 4,424 552 1,153 1,705 2006 3,259 1,181 4,439 491 1,096 1,587 2007 3,148 1,245 4,394 430 966 1,396 2008 2,966 1,171 4,137 375 848 1,223 2009 2,896 1,204 4,101 353 793 1,146 1. There was no Agricultural Production Survey conducted in 1997, 1998 and 2001. In 2000, the survey related only to horticulture. An agricultural census was held until 1987 and in 1990, 1994, 2002 and 2007. There were agricultural surveys held in 1988, 1989, 1991 to 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003 to 2006, 2008 and 2009. 2. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest 1,000. 3. The Chatham Islands have been included in the South Island totals. 4. Deer figures for 2004 onwards are not directly comparable with 2002 and 2003 figures. Improvements made to the questions about deer in the 2004 and 2005 surveys have resulted in improved estimates for deer. While it is not possible to quantify the exact extent of this undercoverage, an undercount of about 70,000 deer at 30 June 2002 and 50,000 at 30 June 2003 is estimated. Symbol: … figures not available www.stats.govt.nz
  30. 30. Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2009 (final) Table 12 Breeding ewes and lambing percentage(1)(2)(3) At 30 June Year to 30 June Breeding ewes Ewe hoggets Total lambs marked Lambing (2-tooth and older) put to ram or tailed percentage(3) put to ram (000) % Series ref: AGRA SAEEZZZ SAEBZZZ SAEKZZZ Year 1981 … 49,349 48,300 100 1982 2,105 50,810 48,134 98 1983 1,573 50,966 50,657 100 1984 1,224 51,182 49,964 98 1985 1,732 50,187 52,794 103 1986 1,654 47,491 49,439 99 1987 1,615 45,382 46,392 98 1988 1,904 44,041 46,475 102 1989 1,082 41,414 44,775 102 1990 1,643 40,453 39,997 97 1991 3,202 36,631 40,616 100 1992 1,715 36,684 38,716 106 1993 1,263 35,375 34,991 95 1994 1,316 34,438 36,244 102 1995 1,306 33,693 37,018 107 1996 945 33,447 35,149 104 1997 … … … … 1998 … … … … 1999 1,870 30,364 34,854 … 2000 … … … … 2001 … … … … 2002 2,374 26,785 32,647 … 2003 2,272 27,087 33,247 124 2004 2,662 26,742 31,854 118 2005 3,130 26,419 33,226 124 2006 3,023 26,905 33,810 128 2007 2,525 26,063 33,005 123 2008 1,470 23,486 31,020 119 2009 1,821 22,169 27,982 119 1. There was no Agricultural Production Survey conducted in 1997, 1998 and 2001. In 2000, the survey related only to horticulture. An agricultural census was held until 1987 and in 1990, 1994, 2002 and 2007. There were agricultural surveys held in 1988, 1989, 1991 to 1993, 1995, 1996, 2003 to 2006, 2008 and 2009. 2. Estimates have been rounded to the nearest 1,000. 3. Lambing percentage is calculated by dividing the total number of lambs marked or tailed by the number of ewes put to ram (2 tooth and older), as recorded in the previous year's survey. Symbol: … figures not available www.stats.govt.nz

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