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Proportion of pigs used for breeding (Regional)



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According to the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Australia's pig industry is valued at over AUD$1 billion, while the pork supply chain has a value of around AUD$3.5 billion. The most popular pig breerds used in Australian pork production are the Large White, Landrace, and Duroc and, on average, a sow (a female pig) will produce 10-12 piglets per litter. The pig industry is therefore extremely important for the Australian economy.

This FACT indicates the number of pigs used for breeding as a percentage of the total number of pigs in each Australian state and territory. No data was found for the ACT, Tasmania, or Western Australia.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017

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