Sheep Meat

New Zealand is said to have built its prosperity “off the sheep’s back”. Sheep farming has been crucial to the NZ economy for much of the 20th century.

Sheep meat
  • 30 million

    the head-count of sheep in New Zealand

  • 43%

    NZ share of gobal sheep-meat exports

  • 94

    the number of countries that import New Zealand lamb

  • 9

    popular cuts of lamb

Where do we rear our sheep?

Today, there are still 8 sheep to every person, and our country has become famous for the distinctive taste of our pasture raised lamb and mutton. It is a staple food, perfect for a Sunday roast!