7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Feb 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/04/2011
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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 and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no.7215.0).
Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.
The ABS welcomes any comments from readers regarding the usefulness, range and quality of the statistics presented in this publication. Comments can be forwarded to: The Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or phone (03) 6222 5939.
EFFECT OF QUEENSLAND FLOODS
Flooding in Queensland began in late December 2010. Flooding has had a small impact on response rates with 97% achieved against a target of 100%. This has had a minor impact on the estimates.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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