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 2017-18 South Australia produced 92,000 tonnes of beef from its 4,000 beef producers, with a wholesale value of $594 million. The chicken meat processing industry is the fastest growing livestock industry in South Australia and in 2017–18, 133 million birds were processed.

Primary Industries in South Australia Fast Facts

The Primary Industries in South Australia Fast Facts (PDF 1.3 MB) provides key messages and fast facts about South Australia's primary industries, including grains, meat and livestock, wine, seafood, horticulture, dairy and forestry.

Key messages

The Meat and livestock key messages and fast facts (PDF 231.4 KB) provides comprehensive messaging, including fast facts, about the meat and livestock industry to help gain an understanding of it in South Australia, including production and farm gate value.

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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 933.4 KB)


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Scorecard report

This report provides detailed information on the food and wine sectors.

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