The maps, built from data collected by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, clearly show Queensland as the nation’s beef powerhouse with seven of the top ten beef producing regions located in Queensland.
- Fitzroy – 2.6 million head of cattle
- Northern Territory – 2.2 million
- Burdekin – 1.3 million
- Border Rivers/Maranoa Balonne – 1.2 million
- Desert Channels – 1.11 million
- Rangelands (WA) 1.10 million
- Southern Gulf – 1 million
- Northern Gulf – 833,000
- Glenelg Hopkin (VIC) – 800,000
- Burnett Mary – 799,000
But the maps also highlight the sharp decline in sheep numbers throughout western Queensland since the last ABS figures in 2012/13 along with the decline in total livestock numbers during recent drought years.