THRIVING FARM COMMUNITIES
OUR HERITAGE & HOLISTIC APPROACH TO FARMING
Our country is comprised of multigenerational family farms that believe in a connected ecosystem central to regenerative agriculture. New Zealand’s beef and lamb farmers use methods that have evolved over generations and are well-adapted to local environmental conditions. These methods conserve soils and waterways for future generations, support the social and economic fabric of rural communities, and serve as a model for farmers worldwide.
Over 90% of New Zealand sheep and beef farms are family-owned, with an average of five people living on each farm, and many other operations are Māori Trusts. (Source: Beef + Lamb New Zealand Economic Service)
In New Zealand, the red meat sector generates 92,000 jobs across the country – nearly 5% of total employment in New Zealand.