Official figures now show that sheep
Stats NZ has released provisional figures from the 2018 agricultural production census. Altogether there are 27.3 million sheep in New Zealand, down one
New Zealand now has 5.6 sheep for every person – a far cry from the peak of 22 per person in 1982.
Sheep numbers had fallen in 10 of the past 12 years.
However, beef cattle numbers lifted for a second year, rising five