July 27, 2007
July 27, 2007 - The size of the Australian cattle herd and sheep flock as of
June 30, 2006, have been revised up slightly from earlier estimates, to 28.85
million head and 92.73 million head, respectively, as the Australian Bureau of
Statistics nears completion of livestock numbers collected in the 2005-06
The most recent estimate of the Australian cattle
herd is up 366,000 head from figures released in May (28.48 million head), with
numbers in Queensland revised up from 11.7 million head, to 11.97 million head.
The Australian sheep flock has been revised up 850,000 head from the
initial estimate of 91.9 million head, with numbers up across all states.
Despite the upwards revision, the Australian sheep flock is still down 9 percent
(or 8.4 million head) on the final estimates for June 2005. Reprinted in
part from Meat and Livestock Australia