1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Agriculture - regional overview

Tasmanian agriculture consists of many farm establishments undertaking an array of farming activities in Tasmania and its regions. The Greater Hobart-Southern Region, the Northern Region and the Mersey-Lyell Region of Tasmania provide farmers with the conditions, rich soil, temperate climate and reliable rainfall, to develop Tasmania's agricultural sector.

The major agricultural activities in Tasmania are:

  • beef farming - mainly in the Northern and Mersey-Lyell Regions of Tasmania
  • milk cattle farming - mainly in the Northern and Mersey-Lyell Regions of Tasmania
  • sheep farming - mainly in the Greater Hobart-Southern and Northern Regions of Tasmania
  • vegetable production - mainly in the Northern and Mersey-Lyell Regions of Tasmania
  • fruit production - mainly in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region of Tasmania.



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