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7123.3.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Queensland, 2002-03  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/08/2004   
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Meat cattle are raised throughout Queensland. At 30 June 2003, the Queensland meat cattle herd stood at 10.5 million. Although widespread drought saw numbers down in many regions, the Queensland herd was still by far the largest in Australia.


MEAT CATTLE, Queensland, at 30 June

'000

1997(a)
10,123
2001
11,088
2002
11,284
2003
10,507

(a) At 31 March.
Source: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

At 30 June 2003, most meat cattle in Queensland were found in the Fitzroy Statistical Division (1.9 million), the North West Statistical Division (1.8 million) and the Darling Downs Statistical Division (1.3 million).
MEAT CATTLE, at 30 June 2003

Statistical Division
'000

Brisbane
^18.9
Moreton
229.4
Wide Bay-Burnett
846.3
Darling Downs
1,340.8
South West
1,003.9
Fitzroy
1,905.8
Central West
741.7
Mackay
^885.2
Northern
898.5
Far North
^821.7
North West
1,815.1
Queensland
10,507.4

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2003 Agricultural Survey.

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