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7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
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Most of Tasmania's milk cattle are found in the north-west around Circular Head, Meander Valley, Wynyard and King Island. There is also a concentration of milk cattle in the north-east throughout the Dorset municipality.

Tasmania's milk cattle herd increased marginally in the year ending 30 June 2005 to be at 191,000.

MILK CATTLE, Tasmania, at 30 June

'000

2001
209.8
2002
187.1
2003
199.6
2004
188.6
2005
190.6

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

At 30 June 2005, 63% of milk cattle in Tasmania were found in the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (121,000).
MILK CATTLE, at 30 June 2005

Statistical Division
'000

Greater Hobart
** 0.1
Southern
^ 2.3
Northern
67.6
Mersey-Lyell
120.7
Tasmania
190.6

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
** data subject to sampling variability greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.


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