Australia is a major agricultural producer and exporter, with over 325,300 employed in Agriculture, forestry and fishing as of February 2015.
Australian farmers own 135,997 farms, covering 61% of Australia's landmass. Across the country there is a mix of irrigation and dry-land farming.
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Pastoral farming plays a major role in New Zealand. Pastoral farming (dairy, sheep, beef, wool) comprises 69% – more than two-thirds of New Zealand's gross agricultural revenue. Most dairy and cattle farming in New Zealand is pastoral making farmers less dependent on grain feeding and the energy-intensive housing of animals during winter months.