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    by kiwigal_1 Written May 10, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Sheep can be found all over New Zealand and are a part of the New Zealand landscape. The make up a large part of our agricultural production. MAF provides some interesting statistics on sheep in New Zealand:
    "At June 1999 there were 45.2 million sheep in New Zealand - 12 sheep for every New Zealander. There are 17 000 commercial sheep and beef cattle farms in New Zealand, most of which are owned and operated by farming families. The "average" New Zealand sheep and beef farm is 550 hectares, runs 2830 sheep and 230 beef cattle, and has 1.5 labour units including the owner. In an average year it produces 13 900 kg of wool, 1590 lambs, 650 adult sheep and 110 cattle."

    It is possible for visitors to New Zealand to stay on a farm while they are here. You can get more information by searching for "Farmstay" in google.

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