7111.0 - Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2007-08  
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2 LIVESTOCK NUMBERS(a), Year ended 30 June

Aust.
2008
2006
2007
2008
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT

MILK CATTLE ('000)

Cows in milk and dry
1 880
1 796
1 617
193
1 036
102
103
55
128
na
na
All other milk cattle
908
868
898
124
530
74
57
^48
^64
na
na
Total
2 788
2 663
2 516
317
1 566
176
161
103
193
na
na

MEAT CATTLE ('000)

Cows and heifers one year and over
13 197
12 800
13 620
3 035
1 238
6 163
^574
1 320
228
^1 059
^4
All other meat cattle
12 408
12 573
11 664
2 472
1 081
5 842
467
818
216
^765
^2
Total
25 605
25 373
25 284
5 507
2 319
12 005
1 041
2 138
443
^1 824
^6

SHEEP AND LAMBS ('000)

Breeding ewes one year and over
48 605
46 431
46 618
16 139
10 063
2 108
6 173
10 897
1 202
na
35
All other sheep
42 423
39 280
32 616
10 705
7 451
^1 953
4 054
7 506
916
na
^31
Total
91 028
85 711
79 234
26 844
17 514
4 061
10 227
18 403
2 118
na
66

PIGS ('000)

Breeding sows
302
286
240
^76
^44
^54
^31
^33
2
** -
na
All other pigs
2 431
2 319
1 941
^570
^353
486
^286
^234
12
-
na
Total
2 733
2 605
2 181
^646
^397
541
^317
^266
14
** -
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 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 2008 are preliminary and may be subject to revision.