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7111.0 - Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2006-07  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/12/2007   
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2 Livestock numbers(a) - Year ended 30 June

Australia
2007
2006
2007
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT

MILK CATTLE(b)

Cows in milk and dry ('000)
1 879
1 786
213
1 157
122
105
^54
133
**1
** -
Other milk cattle ('000)
908
862
115
519
65
63
^38
62
** -
-
Total milk cattle ('000)
2 787
2 648
328
1 675
187
169
^92
195
**1
** -

MEAT CATTLE

Bulls and bull calves intended for service ('000)
700
694
153
^83
301
29
62
12
54
^1
Other calves under one year ('000)
5 667
5 627
1 317
708
2 181
291
637
126
365
2
Cows and heifers one year and over ('000)
13 258
13 357
2 890
1 223
5 908
518
1 238
222
1 350
^8
Other cattle one year and over ('000)
6 059
5 920
1 234
580
3 066
192
406
^126
313
*5
Total meat cattle ('000)
25 684
25 599
5 593
2 596
11 455
1 029
2 343
486
2 081
^15

SHEEP AND LAMBS

Sheep ('000)
66 342
62 608
20 787
12 827
3 732
7 627
15 509
2 056
** -
^71
Lambs under one year ('000)
24 685
23 692
7 827
4 895
898
3 730
5 605
704
-
**33
Total sheep and lambs ('000)
91 027
86 300
28 614
17 722
4 629
11 357
21 114
2 760
** -
^104

LAMBING

Ewes mated to produce lambs ('000)
42 711
41 515
14 189
8 540
1 629
5 323
10 425
1 375
-
35
Lambs marked ('000)
35 072
33 913
11 408
7 667
939
4 747
7 927
1 202
-
24
Proportion of lambs marked to ewes mated (%)
82
82
80
90
58
89
76
87
-
69
Ewes expected to lamb next year ('000)(c)
44 281
41 100
14 593
8 391
1 827
5 363
9 592
1 297
-
^37

PIGS

Boars ('000)
12
11
3
^2
2
1
^2
^ -
* -
na
Breeding sows ('000)
302
278
77
63
63
33
^40
^3
-
na
Gilts intended for breeding ('000)
50
55
^19
19
7
4
^4
^ -
-
na
All other pigs ('000)
2 368
2 274
^642
452
596
^309
258
^17
** -
na
Total pigs ('000)
2 733
2 617
^741
536
669
347
304
^20
** -
na

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
** estimate has a relative standard error greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
(a) Data for 2006 and 2007 are preliminary and may be subject to revision.
(b) Excluding house cows.
(c) Forecast made at the beginning of each season.


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