New Zealanders the biggest meat eaters

LIVESTOCK raising is the main industry of New Zealand, and sheep are by far the most important animals. There are more sheep in New Zealand, in relation to the human population, than in any other nation on Earth.

LIVESTOCK raising is the main industry of New Zealand, and sheep are by far the most important animals. There are more sheep in New Zealand, in relation to the human population, than in any other nation on Earth.

With only 3million people, New Zealand is home to about57million sheep and produces about 370kg of meat per person each year. New Zealanders are also the world's leading meat consumers, with the average person eating about 240 pounds of meat a year. New Zealand is also the third largest wool producer, accounting for about 12percent of world supplies. It is also the world's largest exporter of dairy products.

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