Beef and Sheep
Victoria’s beef industry is worth around $1.37 billion. The sheep meat industry has a gross value of agriculture production of $1.09 billion and wool is worth $682.8 million.
Beef, sheep meat and wool production occurs across all regions in Victoria. Beef is concentrated in the Western District, Gippsland, the Ovens-Murray District and the Goulburn District. Sheep meat and wool is concentrated in the Western District, Wimmera and Central Highlands.
In 2010-11 there were approximately 16,020 agricultural properties carrying just over 2.36 million beef cattle. Of these, 8,029 were specialised beef cattle farms and 1,645 were mixed beef/sheep farms.
The Victorian sheep flock is around 15.2 million.
DPI is committed to working with beef, sheep meat and wool producers to develop the industry, introduce sustainable farming practices, provide advice on animal health and welfare and assist with biosecurity threats and natural disaster relief.
Beef and Sheep Networks
Learn about how we monitor disease and reduce the economic and social effects of disease and chemical residue.
Read about keeping your herd healthy, comfortable and safe.