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Proportion of pigs used for meat (Regional)



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According to the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Australia's pig industry is valued at over A$1 billion, while the pork supply chain has a value of around A$3.5 billion. The most popular pig breerds used in Australian pork production are the Large White, Landrace, and Duroc. Around 87 percent of pork produced in Australia is for domestic consumption.

This FACT indicates the amount of pigs used for meat as a percentage of the total number of pigs in each Australian state and territory. While there are 100 and 160 agricultural pig businesses in Tasmania and Western Australia respectively, there is no data for these states in 2012-2013.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2014

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