7123.5.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Western Australia, 2006-07  
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At 30 June 2007, the Western Australian meat cattle herd stood at 2.2 million with most meat cattle found in the Kimberley (639,000) and South West (373,000) Statistical Divisions.

At 30 June 2007, the Western Australian sheep and lamb flock stood at 21.1 million. At 30 June 2007, the majority of all sheep and lambs were found in the Upper Great Southern (5.9 million), Lower Great Southern (5.3 million), and Midlands (5.2 million) Statistical Divisions.

At 30 June 2007, the Western Australian pig herd stood at 326,000 with 37% found in the Midlands Statistical Division (121,000).


LIVESTOCK NUMBERS, Western Australia(a)

Dairy
cattle
'000
Meat
cattle
'000
Sheep &
lambs
'000
Pigs
'000

1964
212
1 050
20 165
128
1971
168
1 571
34 709
278
1981
121
1 857
30 764
289
1991
108
1 426
36 465
271
2001
126
2 001
23 129
286
2003
130
1 815
23 887
309
2004
133
1 962
25 063
292
2005
116
2 011
25 592
266
2006(b)
116
2 275
22 129
296
2007(b)
^104
2 223
21 136
326

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution.
(a) Prior to the 1999-2000 collection period the reference period was 31 March. From 1999-2000 the reference period was 30 June.
(b)The ABS has moved to a new frame from the 2005-06 Agricultural Census onwards. This means that data are not directly comparable with historical time series. For more information, please see the technical notes at the back of the 2005-06 edition of the source publication.
Sources: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0) and Historical Selected Agricultural Commodities, by State, 1861 to Present (cat. no. 7124.0).


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND PRODUCTS: ORIGINAL, Western Australia

2005-06
2006-07
2007-08

Livestock slaughterings(a) ('000)
    Cattle
434.0
448.7
487.4
    Calves
3.7
3.7
4.1
    Sheep
2 120.6
2 613.8
2 955.0
    Lambs
2 798.4
2 523.2
2 457.4
    Pigs
599.2
568.1
554.8
Livestock products (tonnes)
Meat produced(b):
    Beef
113 318
114 434
121 412
    Veal
250
249
277
    Mutton
45 939
53 553
61 692
    Lamb
58 080
50 610
48 877
    Pig meat
40 977
38 901
37 799

(a) Includes estimates of animals slaughtered on farms and by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments.
(b) Red meat is shown in carcass weight and excludes offal.
Source: Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).

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