Farm Ireland
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Sunday 19 November 2017

new zealand

Ann Fitzgerald

Ann Fitzgerald

* Volume of milk produced has gone from 7,000m litres in 1984/5 to almost 19,000m litres

* Value of export dairy industry is NZ$14bn

* Number of dairy cattle has doubled to over 6m in less than 30 years

* Number of herds (2012) is 11,891

* Average dairy herd size (2012): 402

n11pc of herds have more than 700 cows

n12 herds have under 50 cows

* Stocking rate 2.55lu/ha

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