Story: Industrial sectors

Imported stock feed

Imported stock feed

Palm oil kernel from Malaysia and Indonesia is unloaded at the port of Tauranga. It is sold to sheep, beef and dairy farmers as a low-cost stock food. More than one million tonnes of palm kernel, a by-product of the extraction of palm oil, were imported to New Zealand in 2008. Increased imports of stock food, fertilizer and other agricultural products have caused a rise in the level of imported inputs to the primary sector since the 1990s.

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Ganesh Nana, 'Industrial sectors - Primary sector', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 March 2023)

Story by Ganesh Nana, published 11 Mar 2010