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Agricultural Production Statistics: June 2012 (final)
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  13 May 2013
Key facts

At 30 June 2012:

  • Dairy cattle numbers were 6.4 million, up 1.2 million from 2007.
  • Sheep numbers were 31.3 million, down 7.2 million from 2007.
  • Beef numbers were 3.7 million, down 660,000 from 2007.
  • The planted area of wine grapes increased 17 percent from 2007 (to 34,560 hectares).

During the year ended 30 June 2012:

  • The area of wheat harvested increased 35 percent from 2007 (to 54,800 hectares).
  • The area of irrigable land increased 17 percent from 2007 (to 721,700 hectares).

 Graph, Total dairy cattle, 2002 to 2012.

 

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
13 May 2013
ISSN 1178-0398
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