Livestock Herd Scheme 2021

Farming - the ups and downs of climate, markets and stock values!


Just released are the Herd Values as at 30 April. A snapshot is taken throughout New Zealand and across various markets to determine the values to be used for tax purposes.


SHEEP 2019 2020 2021

Ewe hoggets 135 108 123

2th ewes 214 177 191

MA ewes 190 156 174

R 5+ ewes 164 128 153


BEEF CATTLE 2019 2020 2021

MA Cows 1355 1090 1138

R 2 bulls/steers 1209 1035 1088

R 1 bulls/steers 844 678 716


DAIRY 2019 2020 2021

Friesian R1 heifers 685 737 707

Friesian MA cows 1513 1525 1528


DEER 2019 2020 2021

R 1 hinds 384 236 174

R 1 stags 441 283 212



This is an overview of the changes. We are available to talk in more detail about how this impacts your farming figures. Full information from IRD is available here