Current herd situation in WA
As evident in Figure 1 below, the Western Australian beef cattle herd has been undergoing a growth phase since 2012/13. The total herd has increased 14% between 2013/14 and 2014/15 from 1.97 million head to 2.24 million head. The number of female cattle in the herd has also increased 14% year on year. Currently the herd is the largest it has been since 2005/06.