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Bae survey of the sheep and beef cattle industries



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PRESS RELEASE Q BAE SURVEY OF THE SHEEP AND E E’ H'F kATgl^cBBaUSTRIES ' The Bureau of Agricultural Economics has .

commenced the 1974-75 Economic Survey of the Australian

Sheep and Beef Cattle Industry, the Minister for Agriculture,

Senator K.S. Wriedt, said in Canberra today. All producers

who co-operated in the last survey, covering the 1973/74 financial year, will be asked to participate again.

The current survey is the latest of a series of

surveys conducted, in the case of sheep raising properties

since 1952, and since 1962 for beef cattle carrying properties

The information collected from individual properties is

completely confidential. Producer organisations frequently

use the financial and economic information gathered by the

BAE in these surveys in representations made on behalf of

their members. Other users of BAE survey data include

agricultural extension personnel, manufacturers of farm

requisites and also economic and scientific research

institutions.

Senator Wriedt added that at the completion of

the survey, co-operators are provided with a computer

analysis of physical and financial details of their property

in the survey year and also with details of the average

performance of properties similar in size to their own. Producers have found this information valuable in the

management of their properties.

The Minister emphasised the value of accurate and

timely information about the various rural industries in the

complex conditions of production and marketing of primary .

products. He expressed appreciation of the co-operation

and interest shown by producers in the survey and also the

hope that such co-operation would continue.

Canberra. 20th June, 1975.