Information on Farming

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Australia is a major agricultural producer and exporter, encompassing over 135,900 farms, covering 61% of Australia's landmass. Whether you’re farming beef or dairy cattle, goats, backyard chickens, or even camels our Farming section has all the information you need on nutrition, diseases, biosecurity, and more!

The beef industry is the largest agricultural enterprise in Australia, with over 60% of Australian beef production exported, primarily to the United States, Korea and Japan.

Dairy products are Australia's fourth most valuable agricultural export.

Australia export industry is the backbone of our economy, which is why strong biosecurity is so essential. Read more on cattle diseases, vaccines, and biosecurity measures you can take on the farm.

The issue of live exports is a contentious one following recent reports of animal mistreatment by exporters. The AVA has developed protocols that ensure the health and welfare of livestock at all stages of the export process, including ship-board conditions and slaughter.

If you are just getting started on a farm, different breeds of cattle are better suited to different climes, so it is important that your stock are best suited to your particular area. Or if you live in a city and want a slice of rural living, consider getting some backyard chickens, which most councils in Australia will permit chickens being kept in inner-city locations.

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