New Zealand agriculturePastoral farming of sheep and cattle makes up a large portion of the New Zealand agriculture industry. New Zealand’s sheep population exceeded 26 million in 2020. Sheep meat and wool are both important agricultural commodities produced in the country. These products, along with beef and lamb, are consumed domestically as well as exported overseas.
Horticulture production is also an important segment. A wide variety of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables are produced, consumed, and exported from New Zealand. The highest value of horticultural exports from New Zealand went to continental Europe, followed closely by exports to neighbor Australia.