There were 5,875 farms over 100ha in size in 2020, almost 1,200 more than the 4,695 farms recorded in the 2010 census.

Some 2,104 of these farms are dairy farms, 1,109 are beef farms and 771 are tillage farms. A further 770 of these farms are sheep farms, 609 are mixed grazing livestock enterprises and 287 have a mix of crops and livestock.