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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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Victorian agriculture supports a broad range of livestock-based production. The sheep industry produces fine wool, sheep for live export and meat for foreign and domestic markets. The dairy cattle industry is the largest of any state and produces milk and dairy products for domestic and overseas consumption.


LIVESTOCK NUMBERS, Victoria, at 30 June

Meat
cattle
'000
Milk
cattle(a)
'000
Sheep &
lambs
'000
Pigs
'000

2001
2,435
1,971
22,272
557
2002
2,463
1,949
21,350
673
2003
2,491
1,896
20,388
555
2004
2,390
1,890
19,978
547
2005
2,540
1,969
20,575
524

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


This section contains the following subsection :
      Meat Cattle
      Dairy Cattle
      Sheep and lambs
      Pigs

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