COW | COW NUMBERS AND MILK PRODUCTION ON DOWNWARD TREND
Cow numbers and milk production are down for the fifth season in a row, and that trend is likely to continue.
A report by DairyNZ and the Livestock Improvement Corporation showed over the past five years cow numbers in the country declined, with milk production following suit.
In the 2021/22 season there were 4.84 million cows in the country that produced 20.78 billion litres of milk, compared to 4.946 million cows that produced 21.2 billion litres of milk in the 2018/19 season.
Waikato dairy farmer Pete Morgan said he and other farmers reduced cow numbers for a variety of reasons.
Published by: Damián Morais
17 ABR 2023