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    NAME OF ORGANISATION
    Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

    OVERVIEW
    Poultry slaughterings statistics are compiled from returns supplied by commercial poultry establishments. Producers in the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and the many very small producers are excluded from the collection, however, the statistics represent a high level of coverage. Western Australia and Tasmanian data are collected, but are confidential and not released for publication.

    The data are collected on a State basis and then aggregated to derive Australian totals. The Australian totals data excludes Tasmania.

    PURPOSE
    Chicken slaughterings and meat produced are published in Livestock Products, Australia (ABS Cat No. 7215.0). Data are primarily used by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia and other research and industry organisations to monitor the meat production levels.

    The data are also used as input to the calculation of the Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia and the Australian National Accounts.

    SCOPE
    Larger commercial poultry slaughtering establishments.

    DATA DETAIL

    Conceptual framework

    The poultry data is based on poultry slaughterings and meat production, collected from all commercial poultry establishments. The data only relate to slaughterings wholly or partly for human consumption.

    Main outputs

    1. The number ('000) of Chicken slaughterings by State and Australia, Original, Seasonally Adjusted and Trend Estimate series.

    2. The amount of Chicken meat produced (Tonnes), by State and Australia, Original, Seasonally Adjusted and Trend Estimate series.

    Some slaughtering and meat production statistics on 'Ducks and Drakes' and 'Other Fowls and Turkeys' are available as special requests.

    Classifications
    The classifications for type of animal slaughterings collected are:

    • Chickens
      • Meat chickens, cockerels and capons Not separately published
      • Hens and Stags Not separately published
    • Ducks and drakes Not separately published
    • Turkeys Not separately published
    • Geese Not separately published
    • Other Not separately published


    Data items collected include:
    • Number slaughtered;
    • Dressed weight (Kilograms); and
    • Average value per live bird slaughtered on own account (excluding Goods and Services Tax).

    Other concepts (summary)


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

    Comments and/or Other Regions
    Producers in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory and the many very small producers are excluded.

    COLLECTION FREQUENCY
    Quarterly

    Frequency comments
    Data is collected and released quarterly

    COLLECTION HISTORY
    The addition to the collection of the average prices paid for live animals slaughtered on own account, commenced in July 1994, primarily to provide price information for the Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia series.

    February 1998 - Agricultural Statistics Centre moved to Hobart office

    October 1998 - the September quarter 1998 is the first quarterly collection. (collected monthly to and including June 1998)

    October 1999 - movement from Excel based collection processing system to IPS/Oracle/UNIX based system

    DATA AVAILABILITY
    Yes

    Data availability comments
    Data is collected and released every quarter


    DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
    05/05/2008 10:06 AM



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