Australian Bureau of Statistics
7123.4.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, South Australia, 2006-07
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Pastoral activities, particularly sheep grazing, are widespread in South Australia. Compared with other states, cattle grazing is not a major industry in South Australia. Nevertheless, meat cattle are raised throughout the state, with the highest numbers occurring in the South East and Murray Lands Statistical Divisions. At 30 June 2007, the South Australian meat cattle herd stood at 1.1 million with 50% found in the South East Statistical Division (529,000).
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND PRODUCTS: ORIGINAL, South Australia, Year ended 30 June
(b) Dressed carcass weight, excludes offal.
Source: Livestock products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).
At 30 June 2007, the sheep and lamb flock in South Australia was estimated to be 11.6 million. Over 46% of sheep and lambs in South Australia were found in the South East (3.3 million) and Northern (2.1 million) Statistical Divisions.
In the past, pigs were kept in South Australia as a sideline on mixed farms or in conjunction with dairy cattle. Now, most pig production comes from establishments specialising in pigs. At 30 June 2007, the pig herd in South Australia was estimated to be 360,000, with 43% found in the Murray Lands Statistical Division (154,000) and 23% in the Outer Adelaide Statistical Division (83,000).
LIVESTOCK NUMBERS, South Australia, at 30 June
Sources: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0) and Historical Selected Agricultural Commodities, by State, 1861 to Present (cat. no. 7124.0).
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