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Provisional results of the 2008 June agricultural census

PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF THE JUNE 2008 AGRICULTURAL CENSUS

TOGETHER WITH FINAL JUNE RESULTS FOR THE YEARS 1998 TO 2007 FOR COMPARISON

Table 3. Number of cattle, 1998 to 2008

Percentage
change between
199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082007 & 2008
Dairy herdDairy herd
Cows and heifers in milk187,900187,040181,390170,680173,570172,680168,990170,490171,770170,840168,350-1.5% Cows and heifers in milk
Cows in calf but not in milk27,68027,45025,96025,28025,83025,29025,55026,22026,80027,15026,210-3.5% Cows in calf but not in milk
Total215,580214,490207,350195,950199,400197,970194,540196,710198,570197,990194,550-1.7%Total

Beef herdBeef herd
Cows and heifers in milk 427,520413,040406,610385,930389,440386,240394,610393,300388,980378,770372,630-1.6% Cows and heifers in milk
Cows in calf but not in milk107,000111,720111,990103,14099,350100,89098,26099,02098,22093,45091,240-2.4% Cows in calf but not in milk
Total534,520524,750518,600489,070488,790487,130492,870492,320487,190472,220463,870-1.8%Total

Heifers in calf for the first timeHeifers in calf for the first time
Dairy - 2 years and over 34,66033,48033,38032,01030,02027,48029,74030,13028,12027,75025,970-6.4% Dairy - 2 years and over
- Under 2 years 19,16019,00018,56017,64016,14015,40016,61016,15016,19016,91016,660-1.5% - Under 2 years
Beef - 2 years and over37,72032,32033,44029,99035,13034,23034,73033,48032,05032,30031,590-2.2% Beef - 2 years and over
- Under 2 years14,64013,99012,79013,97014,66013,98015,62014,14014,34013,77013,8900.9% - Under 2 years
Total106,17098,78098,17093,61095,95091,09096,69093,89090,70090,73088,100-2.9%Total

Bulls for serviceBulls for service
2 years and over16,83016,88016,96016,21016,58016,92017,19017,57018,19018,12018,1200.0% 2 years and over
Under 2 years3,8103,7603,5003,6503,9603,8703,9604,1103,9303,8403,790-1.3% Under 2 years
Total20,63020,64020,46019,86020,53020,80021,15021,68022,12021,96021,910-0.2%Total

Other cattle 2 years and overOther cattle 2 years and over
Male42,53042,23044,44038,58042,58044,14040,69045,40047,27048,05045,420-5.5% Male
Female for breeding - dairy7,6007,7808,0607,2906,7206,4506,7606,2207,0006,6306,560-1.1% Female for breeding - dairy
- beef19,27021,14023,34022,25022,17022,06023,16024,69024,40026,83025,830-3.7% - beef
Female not for breeding15,86020,51021,07020,10021,51022,71021,28022,92027,43025,56026,7204.5% Female not for breeding
Total85,27091,66096,91088,23092,99095,37091,88099,220106,090107,070104,530-2.4%Total

Other cattle 1 year and overOther cattle 1 year and over
but under 2 yearsbut under 2 years
Male220,480219,280217,640211,490221,110222,170222,940228,460214,560212,440205,650-3.2% Male
Female for breeding - dairy50,16051,31048,59042,53038,09040,86039,62039,72038,27037,42036,340-2.9% Female for breeding - dairy
- beef62,15057,43054,98058,23057,69056,99056,34058,60057,39061,66060,530-1.8% - beef
Female not for breeding158,850158,090157,310140,110148,320148,560148,020154,070152,030146,710140,160-4.5% Female not for breeding
Total491,620486,110478,520452,350465,210468,580466,910480,840462,260458,220442,690-3.4%Total

Other cattle 6 months and overOther cattle 6 months and over
but under 1 yearbut under 1 year
Male109,510108,070111,900105,270104,580105,150105,800102,630101,96097,71093,710-4.1% Male
Female133,580132,600129,170113,110109,040109,940111,280109,820109,450104,380103,310-1.0% Female
Total243,090240,670241,070218,380213,620215,100217,080212,450211,410202,090197,020-2.5%Total

Other cattle under 6 monthsOther cattle under 6 months
Male181,470174,480180,180171,020176,770179,220182,380178,250174,750171,430169,170-1.3% Male
Female199,950192,680188,090176,860181,430183,680186,230183,520180,770176,830176,390-0.2% Female
Total381,410367,160368,270347,870358,200362,910368,600361,770355,520348,260345,560-0.8%Total

Total cattle2,078,3002,044,2802,029,3301,905,3201,934,6801,938,9301,949,7301,958,8801,933,8701,898,5401,858,230-2.1%Total cattle