7124.0 - Historical Selected Agriculture Commodities, by State (1861 to Present), 2010-11 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2013
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In 2010-11, the total number of meat cattle in Australia was 26 million head, up from 24 million in 2009-10.
Historically, meat cattle numbers peaked at 29.3 million in 1976. All states experienced a similar pattern to the Australian total, except Queensland, where total meat cattle numbers peaked at 12.4 million in 2010-11.
For more information regarding the Australian meat cattle industry and its history please visit Year Book Australia, 2005, Australia's beef cattle industry (cat. no. 1301.0) as well as Livestock products (cat. no. 7215.0).