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7111.0 - Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2008-09 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/11/2009   
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2 LIVESTOCK NUMBERS(a) - Year ended 30 June


Aust.
2009
2007
2008
2009
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT

MILK CATTLE ('000)

Cows in milk and dry
1 796
1 640
1 645
198
1 044
^92
^110
49
152
** -
-
All other milk cattle
868
897
903
115
551
^62
^60
^43
73
** -
-
Total
2 663
2 537
2 548
313
1 594
^154
^170
92
225
** -
-

MEAT CATTLE ('000)

Bulls and bull calves intended for breeding
767
na
674
143
^94
290
^36
45
12
54
-
Other calves
5 528
na
5 454
1 314
623
2 272
285
547
110
303
^1
Cows and heifers one year and over
12 800
13 472
12 447
2 841
1 071
5 646
568
1 068
188
1 060
4
All other meat cattle
6 277
na
5 883
1 139
401
3 398
193
337
94
321
^1
Total
25 373
24 784
24 459
5 437
2 188
11 606
1 082
1 997
404
174
6

SHEEP AND LAMBS ('000)

Sheep (excluding lambs)
62 291
na
51 906
18 016
10 694
3 123
6 990
11 514
1 527
** -
^42
Lambs under one year
23 420
na
19 664
7 011
4 092
^978
3 070
4 001
500
-
^13
Total
85 711
76 938
71 564
25 021
14 785
4 100
10 060
15 516
2 027
** -
^55

LAMBING

Lambs marked ('000)
34 064
na
31 976
11 200
6 880
^1 270
4 664
7 052
888
-
^22
Ewes mated to produce lambs ('000)
41 518
na
37 738
13 235
7 672
1 778
5 246
8 735
1 046
-
^26
Proportion of lambs marked to ewes mated (%)
82
na
85
85
90
71
89
81
85
-
85
Ewes expected to lamb ('000)(b)
42 028
na
38 308
13 523
7 801
^2 096
5 458
8 290
1 114
-
^25

PIGS ('000)

Breeding boars
11
na
9
^2
^2
^2
^1
1
* -
-
-
Breeding sows
286
263
241
63
56
54
43
25
^2
-
-
Gilts intended for breeding
54
na
35
^7
^13
^7
^5
^4
^ -
-
-
All other pigs
2 254
2 148
1 951
484
348
567
324
216
^12
* -
-
Total
2 605
2 411
2 236
556
418
630
373
246
^14
* -
-

^ 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 2009 are preliminary and may be subject to revision.
(b) Forecast made at the beginning of each season.



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