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Agricultural production tables for Federation of Māori Authorities

This page provides information about farming and forestry activities of members of the Federation of Māori Authorities.

See the Excel tables (for the 2011 year) on the 'Downloads' box on the right-hand side of this page. If you have problems viewing the files, see opening files and PDFs.

Tables covering 2012 onwards are included in the final release of Agricultural Production Statistics.

This annual release shows the part played by the Federation of Māori Authorities (the Federation) members' farming and forestry activities in Aotearoa New Zealand's agricultural, horticultural, and forestry sector.

The Federation is an incorporated society that was established in 1987. Its primary objective is the economic development of Māori. Federation members traditionally have strong interest in agricultural operations – current members have significant landholdings and agricultural operations. The results published in the tables are for the collectively owned farms and forestry blocks owned and directly managed by Federation members.

While over half the Federation members have farms – some large, and most being economically significant – the Federation does not represent all collectively owned Māori farms. In addition, the Agricultural Production Survey does not include substantial areas of Māori land that are administered by the Māori Trustee or by Māori collectives, and that are not developed for farming.

The predominant Federation member farm is a livestock farm with sheep, beef, and dairy cattle. While relatively few in number, Federation members do have horticultural farms that have an important presence in the country’s horticulture industry. Their products include kiwifruit, wine grapes, pip fruit, citrus, and vegetables.

Definitions

Farm: one or more blocks of land, managed as a single operation, engaged in agricultural activity. Activities include livestock farming, horticulture, viticulture, nurseries, forestry, growing grain and seed crops, and land that could be used for these purposes.

Lambing percentage: calculated as the number of lambs marked or tailed per ewe mated in the previous year.

See the definitions section in the latest Agricultural Production Statistics for more about the survey and other definitions.

Updated 27 October 2016

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