Introduction

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The 2018-19 DairyNZ Economic Survey is the fourteenth annual survey of New Zealand dairy farmers using dairy farm business data from DairyBase®.

The Economic Survey of Factory Supply Dairy Farmers was first published in 1963-64 by the New Zealand Dairy Board. In 1988-89 the survey was undertaken by Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and then Dexcel in 1999-2000, when the name was changed to Economic Survey of New Zealand Dairy Farmers. From 2005-06 DairyNZ published the survey under the new title DairyNZ Economic Survey.

DairyNZ is the industry good organisation, representing New Zealand’s dairy farmers. Funded by a levy on milksolids and together with government investment, our purpose is to deliver a better future for New Zealand dairy farmers and help them successfully navigate through change. We aim to do this by leading innovation in world-class dairy farming and by working always in the best interests of New Zealand’s dairy farmers. DairyBase® is owned and managed by DairyNZ on behalf of the dairy farmers of New Zealand.

For information on benchmarking and joining DairyBase® contact:

DairyBase®
Private Bag 3221
Hamilton
Phone: (07) 858-3890
Email:
Website: www.dairybase.co.nz

This publication is a reference compilation of dairy farmers’ key financial data. DairyNZ have endeavoured to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate, but does not accept liability for any error or omission. No persons involved in data collection, processing, analysis or editing will be held accountable. Data in this document can be used for other purposes provided it is correctly referenced. The correct reference for all data contained in this document is: DairyNZ Economic Survey 2018-19.

This year the Economic Survey has been rebuilt as an online and interactive publication, with direct download of summary data where possible as Microsoft Excel files. A pdf version is available as a companion.

DairyNZ
Private Bag 3221
Hamilton
Phone: 0800 4 DairyNZ (0800 4324 7969)
Email:
Website: www.dairynz.co.nz
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June 2020 - Original release
v1.1
July 2020 - Expanded tables for Dairy Tomorrow