Meat and Livestock Toolkit

Beef and dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, turkeys, goats, alpacas, deer, rabbits and bees are farmed in South Australia for meat, wool, hides, milk and honey. In 2016-17 South Australia produced 107,000 tonnes of beef from its 4,000 beef producers, with a wholesale value of $722 million. The chicken meat processing industry is the fastest growing livestock industry in South Australia. The processing sector has grown from 52 million birds in 2006-07 to 125 million birds in 2016-17.

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Key messages and fast facts

The key messages and fast facts document provides a comprehensive summary of South Australia's meat and livestock sector. It covers information on the significant role meat and livestock plays in the state's economy, and the major opportunities that exist for growth and success of meat and livestock products locally, nationally and globally.

Meat and livestock key messages and fast facts (PDF 465.5 KB)


This infographic provides a visual representation of key information on the meat and livestock sector including:

  • major export products
  • major export markets
  • figures and statistics on production amounts and values
  • sector credentials and attributes.

Meat and livestock infographic (PDF 3.2 MB)


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This report provides detailed information on the meat and livestock sector and its annual performance.

Page Last Reviewed: 01 Sep 2017
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