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7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Agricultural production >> Farms >> Agricultural industry

There were an estimated 3,877 farms recorded in Tasmania at 30 June 2005.

Beef cattle farming was the most common agricultural activity, with an estimated 1,136 farms accounting for 29% of farms in the state.

Sheep farming was the next most common activity with an estimated 605 farms accounting for 16% of farms in the state.

ESTABLISHMENTS WITH AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY(a), Tasmania, at 30 June 2005

Industry
Number

Beef cattle farming
1,136
Sheep farming
605
Dairy cattle farming
553
Vegetable growing
Sheep-beef cattle farming
521
322
All other industries
740
Total all industries
3,877

(a) Refers to farms with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more.
Source: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0).

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