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At 30 June 2005, the Victorian meat cattle herd stood at 2.5 million, with the highest numbers in the Western District and Goulburn Statistical Divisions.


MEAT CATTLE, Victoria, at 30 June

'000

2001
2,435
2002
2,463
2003
2,491
2004
2,390
2005
2,540

Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

At 30 June 2005, most meat cattle in Victoria were found in the Western District Statistical Division (673,000). This was followed by the Goulburn Statistical Division with 440,000 and the Ovens-Murray Statistical Division with 342,500.

MEAT CATTLE, at 30 June 2005

Statistical Division
'000

Melbourne
^ 86.0
Barwon
^ 98.4
Western District
673.4
Central Highlands
^ 98.0
Wimmera
* 72.6
Mallee
58.6
Loddon
^ 75.6
Goulburn
440.0
Ovens-Murray
342.5
East Gippsland
268.7
Gippsland
326.2
Victoria
2,540.0

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
* data subject to sampling variability between 25% and 50%
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.

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