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Livestock Slaughtered Coverage Collection
 
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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    The Livestock Slaughtered Coverage Collection (LSCC) replaced the annual Livestock Slaughtered Survey (LSS) in 1997-98.

    PURPOSE
    The purpose of this survey is to check the details of the smaller abattoirs not in scope of the monthly survey, providing information on changes in the operations of smaller abattoirs.
    The survey consists of three questions: a time taken question, a comments question, and a question which asks for total number of livestock slaughtered. This latter question splits livestock into five types: cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and deer. The totals help ABS staff to judge whether the respondent should be included in the monthly survey.

    SCOPE
    Smaller abattoirs and other slaughtering establishments which service both the domestic and export markets.
    The very small abattoirs/slaughter houses include those that operate only on a seasonal basis or those where the numbers killed are so small that their impact on published monthly statistics is insignificant. Information from these smaller establishments is collected on an annual basis so that any changes in size can be monitored.
    No formal distinction between 'small' and 'large' exists. A selection algorithm is under development.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework
    The purpose of this collection is to determine if the number of animals slaughtered (by category) reported by small size abattoirs has become large enough to add them to the regular collection vehicle.

    Main outputs
    Returns will be individually reviewed to see if the reported data warrants the respondent being switched to the monthly Livestock Survey, from which output data would then be produced.

    Classifications
    The classifications for type of animal slaughterings collected are:
    Cattle and Calves
    Sheep and Lambs
    Pigs
    Goats
    Deer

    Data items collected include:
    Number slaughtered

    Other concepts (summary)
    Not applicable

    GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL
    Australia
    New South Wales
    Victoria
    Queensland
    South Australia
    Western Australia
    Tasmania
    Northern Territory

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    No abattoirs exist in the Australian Capital Territory

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Annually

    Frequency comments
    The collection is currently being run on an annual basis. In the future it may be run biennially or triennially.

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    The annual Livestock Slaughtered Survey was a full survey conducted as a supplement to the main (monthly) Livestock Slaughtered Survey, which asked for data from smaller abattoirs. Data from this annual collection was then fed into the main collection in the form of monthly averages. In 1998 the survey was not approved by the Statistical Clearing House (SCH) on the basis that the contribution of the small abattoirs to estimates of livestock slaughtered was so small that it did not warrant the respondent load imposed. The SCH did recognise however that there was a need to maintain the frame of the monthly collection.

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Data from this survey are not disseminated directly but form an input to the monthly Livestock Slaughtering Collection. The data collected are used to derive an estimate of average monthly farm kill of all small size establishments.

    Responses to this collection are also analysed to determine any change in the operations of smaller abattoirs which would indicate the need to include them in the scope of the monthly collection.


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    26/03/2009 01:31 PM



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