The dairy industry is one of Australia’s major rural industries, ranking behind only beef and wheat. While all states and territories have dairy industries, most production occurs in the more temperate south-east areas of the country, and includes milk, yoghurts and a wide variety of cheese types. The most common dairy cow breeds are the Holstein Friesian and the Jersey.The bright yellow sunflower is native to North America and grown mainly in Queensland and New South Wales in Australia. Sunflower seed is a source of oil used for cooking, salads, paints and industrial lubricants.
The pineapple is a tropical fruit native to South America and in Australia grows best in tropical Queensland and northern New South Wales. Lutheran missionaries planted the first crops in Brisbane in 1838 and the commercial industry was established in 1924. Australia is consistently among the top 10 wine-growing countries in the world. Shiraz is the most produced variety, followed by chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon.