Dairy production last season will go down in history as the biggest ever.
Statistics released by DairyNZ and LIC show milk production leapt 11.3%, with milk companies processing 19.1 billion litres of milk.
The number of cows milked rose by more than 100,000 to 4.6 million nationwide.
Milk production per cow also shot up 9% to an average of 364 kg of milk solids.
It's expected this season's dairy production will top last year's, with production predicted to rise by around 2%.