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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Agricultural production

The agriculture industry in Victoria is quite diverse, ranging from small establishments engaged in horticulture to large properties mainly devoted to sheep, cattle or cereal production.

  • The main broadacre crops are wheat for grain and barley for grain.
  • The main livestock raised are cattle for beef and dairy production and sheep for meat and fine wool.
  • The apple and pear industries are significant as are the citrus and stone fruit industries.
  • The main vegetable crops include potatoes, tomatoes and carrots.
PRINCIPAL AGRICULTURE, Victoria, 2004-05

Wheat production ('000 t)
Pear (excluding Nashi) production ('000 t)
1,927.1
130.4
Tomato production ('000 t)
Meat cattle numbers ('000)
236.8
2,540.0
Milk cattle numbers ('000)
1,969.2
Sheep and lamb numbers ('000)
20,575.3

Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

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