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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Aug 2009 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2009 4 November 2009
October 2009 4 December 2009
November 2009 8 January 2010
December 2009 3 February 2010
January 2010 4 March 2010
February 2010 8 April 2010



INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings and meat production. These statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the quarterly Australian Bureau of Statistics publication Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK
  • In August 2009, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings increased 1% to 678 thousand.
  • Sheep slaughterings were 880 thousand in August 2009, 13% less than August 2008.
  • Lamb slaughterings were 1.8 million in August 2009, 7% more than the same time last year.
  • In August 2009, pig slaughterings increased 1% to 382 thousand.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia - August 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle (excl. calves)
669 173
710 179
678 098
Calves
143 455
65 519
65 198
Sheep
683 550
880 268
880 414
Lambs
1 640 605
1 849 745
1 780 632
Pigs
371 145
384 114
381 583




MEAT
  • In August 2009, the trend estimate for beef production increased 1% to 182 thousand tonnes.
  • At 19 thousand tonnes, mutton production decreased 1% in August 2009.
  • Lamb production increased 1% to 37 thousand tonnes in August 2009.
  • At 28 thousand tonnes, pig meat production increased 1% in August 2009.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia - August 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
181 335
188 997
182 089
Veal
4 921
2 872
2 745
Mutton
14 803
18 824
18 707
Lamb
33 275
38 358
36 800
Pig meat
27 167
28 130
27 587




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