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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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Contents >> Farms >> Agricultural industry

There were an estimated 32,357 farms in Victoria at 30 June 2005.

Beef cattle farming was the most common farming activity with 7,924 farms in Victoria mainly engaged in this activity.

Dairy cattle farming and sheep farming were the next most common activities, and together made up 31% of farms in Victoria.


ESTABLISHMENTS WITH AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY, Victoria, at 30 June 2005(a)

Industry
Number

Beef cattle farming
7,924
Dairy cattle farming
6,199
Sheep farming
3,790
Grain-sheep/grain-beef cattle farming
3,169
Grain growing
2,690
Sheep-beef cattle farming
2,255
All other industries
6,330
Total all industries
32,357

(a) Refers to farm establishments with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more.
Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

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