Beef and Cattle

Queensland’s intensive animal industries are worth $1.22 billion to the state’s economy. This figure represents the combined value of the chicken meat, pork, dairy and egg industries.

Each industry has a separate representative organisation, however they are collectively represented by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation.

Queensland poultry production is valued at $588 million and is supplied by approximately 90 farms with 90% of these located in the state’s South East. Queensland’s poultry meat farmers are represented the the Queensland Chicken Growers Association (QCGA).

The Queensland pork industry is valued at $273 million and includes approximately 280 commercial pig herds. The Pork industry has undergone significant growth with the 2015-16 forecast 34% higher than the average for the past 5 years.

Queensland’s pig farmers are represented by Pork Queensland Inc.


Queensland egg framers are represented by Queensland United Egg Producers.

Representative group for Queensland dairy farmers

Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation is the peak advocacy organisation representing the interests of dairy farmers across Queensland.

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Representative group for Queensland chicken growers

The Queensland Chicken Growers Association (QCGA) is the peak body representing Queensland’s meat chicken farmers, working on behalf of our members to secure a sustainable future within our social, economic and political environment. Our industry is a significant contributor to the Queensland economy, with a gross value of production of more than $588 million, growing at the rate of approximately 4% per year, that we are proud to promote and sustain.

Representative group for chicken meat processors

QCMC is the peak Queensland body representing the interests of processors and contract growers involved in the chicken meat industry. Our members include the three major processors including Baiada, Golden Cockerel, Inghams Enterprises and the Queensland Chicken Growers Association which represents contract growers.


Representative group for Queensland egg producers

John Coward
Telephone: 0407 622 166

Representative group for Queensland pork producers

John Coward
Postal: PO Box 114, Mareeba Q 4880
Telephone: 0407 622 166