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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/11/2006   
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings rose for the sixth consecutive month, to 1.1 million. This was the highest figure recorded since January 2003.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings rose for the ninth consecutive month, to 1.7 million. This was the highest figure recorded since records began in 1979.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production rose for the fifth consecutive month, to 23,200 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since December 2002.
  • The trend estimate for lamb meat production rose for the ninth consecutive month, to 36,200 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since records began in 1979.

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


Seasonally
Trend
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED
Original
adjusted
estimate
'000
'000
'000

Cattle
675.9
653.3
652.5
Calves
140.7
71.6
67.6
Sheep
1,105.8
1,184.5
1,110.4
Lambs
1,609.1
1,685.5
1,728.3
Pigs
432.9
440.5
442.7

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
184,713
178,706
178,862
Veal
3,704
2,443
2,395
Mutton
23,679
25,084
23,165
Lamb
32,673
35,532
36,165
Pig meat
31,287
31,451
31,817



NOTES

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 contacting the ABS or by referring to the quarterly ABS publication Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The October 2006 issue of this data is due for release on 1 December 2006.

For more information about these and related statistics, contact John Moody on Hobart 03 6222 5867, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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