Agriculture can also be described as farming, which is the skill of nurturing crops and livestock. This art is practised worldwide with some countries doing it in large-scale while others prefer small scale farming for various reasons. New Zealand is among the countries involved in both livestock farming and horticulture. It is best known for its extensive pastoral farming of sheep and cattle even though horticulture is common too. New Zealand has been successful in its different sectors of agriculture due to various reasons that have been put into consideration. Below are some of the elements supporting agriculture in New Zealand.
The expansion to railway and meat exports refrigeration commencement increased the production hence promoted sheep farming in New Zealand. The introduction of new technologies has intensified the technical understanding of farming methods hence shifting the general communal inspirations to farmers. Shearing has become safer and faster due to improved technology, therefore, encouraging farming to rear more sheep.
Growth of the dairy industry has been positively influenced by the building of research stations which have helped to control the quality of export products and to pilot various agricultural explorations. Improving pasture was a boost to accumulating the yield by ensuring that the animals feed properly hence increased the output of dairy products.
Merging of more than 20 horticulture industry product groups and other grower associations, to work on issues like labour source, government advocacy and activism, and biosecurity protection.
Aerial topdressing has wiped out crop disease transfer since the aircraft doesn’t get into contact with the crops. Stronger crops result since the aircraft do not trample on the crops as opposed to spraying rigs and quads.
New Zealand’s vast coastal waters, together with the abundance of plankton along with the frequency of shattered harbours and inlets, create ideal conditions for aquaculture.