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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jan 2013 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2013 10 April 2013
March 2013 8 May 2013
April 2013 6 June 2013



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 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.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK
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In January 2013, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings increased by 1% to 650 thousand.

Calf slaughterings increased by 2% to 56 thousand in January 2013.

In January 2013, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings increased by 2% to 622 thousand.

Lamb slaughterings increased by 2% to 1.8 million in January 2013.

The trend estimate for pig slaughterings remained steady at 396 thousand in January 2013.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, January 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
551 237
649 118
649 943
Calves
29 321
55 590
56 071
Sheep
819 988
652 835
622 060
Lambs
1 823 939
1 866 112
1 799 590
Pigs
378 504
394 100
396 472

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT
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In January 2013, the trend estimate for beef production increased by 1% to 185 thousand tonnes.

Veal production increased by 2% in January 2013 to 3 thousand tonnes.

In January 2013, the production of mutton increased by 2% to 14 thousand tonnes.

Lamb production in January 2013 increased by 2% to 39 thousand tonnes.

The trend estimate for production of pig meat in January 2013 remained steady at 30 thousand tonnes.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, January 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
155 935
184 055
185 169
Veal
2 628
3 388
3 411
Mutton
18 350
14 702
14 040
Lamb
39 415
40 239
38 965
Pig meat
27 789
29 707
29 541




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