Beef is produced across Victoria, but is primarily focused in the Western District, Gippsland, Ovens Murray and Goulburn regions.
There are over 15,000 agricultural businesses carrying over 2 million beef cattle in Victoria. As more farms have turned to a commercial focus over time, the average size of a Victorian beef farm has changed, from less than 300 hectares in the 1960s to around 340 hectares in 2011-12.
In 2013-14, beef (fresh or frozen) was Victoria's highest value export, with a value of $1.0 billion. This represented 44 per cent of Victoria's meat export value and 14 per cent of total Australian beef export value.
The Beef Industry Profile provides an overview of the location, structure and performance of Victoria's beef industry. It also provides information on production, trends, exports, domestic consumption, productivity, financial performance and employment details of the industry, as well as opportunities and challenges and important government policy influences.