Sec­tor on track for tar­get

Tasmanian Country - - NEWS -

THE gross value of the state’s agri­food pro­duc­tion grew by 5.9 per cent in 2015-2016 ac­cord­ing to the State Govern­m­net’s Agri-Food Score­card.

The score­card for 2015-2016 shows salmonids, beef and cher­ries posted impressive growth in value and ex­ports.

Agri­cul­ture con­trib­uted $1.48 bil­lion, grow­ing by 3.3 per cent, with dairy the high­est­value agri­cul­tural com­mod­ity worth $386 mil­lion.

The state recorded $686 mil­lion worth of over­seas food ex­ports, a jump of 12.2 per cent. The gross value of seafood pro­duc­tion was $911 mil­lion.

Pri­mary In­dus­tries and Water Min­is­ter Jeremy Rock­liff said the per­for­mance was re­silient in a year of dry con­di­tions fol­lowed by floods.

“It shows our mea­sures are work­ing and the gross value of Tas­ma­nia’s agri­cul­ture and seafood sec­tors con­tin­ued to grow,” Mr Rock­liff said.

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