Agriculture in Australia

By Brock Hawkins

Location

Australia is located Southeast of asia and most closely associated with the Indian ocean to its Northwest

Basic Knowledge

Population: 23.12 Million

Type of Government: Federal Monarchy or Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary system

Poverty Level: 13.9% of the population is seen as living in poverty

USDA-like organizations

FSANZ- Food and Safety of Australia and New Zealand

NFF- National Farmer's Federation

http://agnet.com.au/orgs.html

How educated is the population?

25-34 year olds: 35% have a college degree

35-44 year olds: 32% have a college degree

44-54 year olds: 31% have a college degree

55-64 year olds: 23% have a college degree

Information about the population

Average household income: $73,424 Australian Dollars

Average family size: 2.6 people per household

Religious beliefs: 25% Catholic, 19% Anglican, 6% united church, and 6% is affiliated with non-christian religions

Animal welfare/rights issues

The fight of animal welfare vs. animal rights is about the same as here in America.

There are organizations fighting for the lives of the animals and also organizations who believe in the humane treatment of the animals.

Economy

Advantages: Lower unemployment rate, Less debt

Disadvantages: Dollar is worth less

Technology

Australia is one of the most technologically advanced countries

Among top 10 spenders on research and development

2% of all scientific research comes from Australia

What does farming look like in Australia?

Highest value products in order: cattle wheat, dairy, vegetables, fruit and nuts, lamb meat, and wool

Common farm animals: cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, and sheep

Common animals: Kangaroos, Koala Bear, dingoes, wallabies, platypus, Tasmanian devils

Common foods: Emu, lamb, fish n' chips, chicken, beef, crocodile, and seafood

Farming is very similar in Australia to the U.S. except they have a drier climate and very strange animals