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Meat cattle are found in all parts of Tasmania; the highest concentrations are in the north-west (King Island and Circular Head) and in the north-east (Dorset municipality). Smaller herds are found throughout the Central Highlands and Northern Midlands municipalities. Tasmania almost exclusively produces grass-fed beef for domestic and international markets.
MEAT CATTLE, Tasmania, at 30 June
At 30 June 2005, 46% of meat cattle in Tasmania were found in the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (231,000).
MEAT CATTLE, at 30 June 2005
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.