The period between 1871 and 1911 saw the most rapid expansion of sown pasture in the history of New Zealand. The all-time peak was about 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares), in the first half of the 20th century. However the area in pasture declined from 1972.
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Source: Statistics New Zealand