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Livestock targets in North Canterbury hill country: the impact of changing prices

Morris, J. L.
Plunkett, H. J.
Johnson, R. W. M.
Fields of Research
This report continues the recent series of publications that the Agricultural Economics Research Unit has brought out on the implications of the 1964 Agricultural Development Conference. Livestock targets were drawn up by the conference as an indication of the likely growth of the New Zealand Agricultural Industry by 1972. Trends in livestock numbers were first estimated by the Department of Agriculture in 1963, when it became clear that a faster rate of expansion would be necessary. These new levels of livestock numbers required in 1972 became the national livestock targets. To obtain greater information on this aspect of the targets, the survey reported here which was initiated during 1967 had resulted in to examine the livestock targets in the context of all hill country farms in North Canterbury.