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This FACT indicates the number of cattle livestock in each state (represented in millions). Australia is one of the world's most efficient producers of cattle, and the world's second largest exporter of beef. The livestock industry represents a strong part of the national economy, with the off-farm meat value of Australia's beef valued at around A$12 billion. The gross value of Australian cattle and calf production is estimated at A$8 billion.
The state with the highest number of cattle livestock is Queensland, with 12,349,000 cows. The state with the lowest is the Australian Capital Territory, with 9,000 animals in 2013.