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NZ to Increase Beef Production in 2012

22 March 2012

NZ - New Zealand beef production is set to increase by 6.5 per cent in 2012, boosted by higher carcase weigths and excellent growing conditions.

Cattle slaughter was down slightly at the ned of 2011, due to good pasture conditions making it possible for farmers to carry more stock over the summer months.

As the dairy and beef herds increase, higher cow kills are expected due to replacements. On top of this the cow herd is expected to grow even bigger with an additional 80-90,000 cows in 2012, the majority going into the expanding dairy herd.

Domestic consumption will remain unchanged, which means that the extra production will be ready for export.

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