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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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At 30 June 2005, the Victorian milk cattle herd stood at 2.0 million, with the highest numbers in the Western District and Goulburn Statistical Divisions.


MILK CATTLE(a), Victoria, at 30 June

'000

2001
1,971
2002
1,949
2003
1,896
2004
1,890
2005
1,969

(a) Excluding house cows.
Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

At 30 June 2005, most milk cattle in Victoria were found in the Western District Statistical Division (551,000). This was followed by the Goulburn Statistical Division with 494,000 and the Gippsland Statistical Division with 390,000.

MILK CATTLE(a), at 30 June 2005

Statistical Division
'000

Melbourne
^ 74.6
Barwon
^ 88.8
Western District
550.6
Central Highlands
^ 9.2
Wimmera
^ 1.5
Mallee
^ 86.4
Loddon
* 21.7
Goulburn
494.4
Ovens-Murray
^ 67.1
East Gippsland
184.5
Gippsland
^ 390.4
Victoria
1,969.2

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Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.

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