7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2010  
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Livestock LIVESTOCK

LIVESTOCK NUMBERS
2001
2006
2009

'000
'000
'000

Milk cattle
3 217
2 788
2 612
Meat cattle
24 504
25 605
25 294
Sheep and lambs
110 928
91 028
72 740
Pigs
2 748
2 733
2 302
Chickens for meat
77 231
78 448
82 805
Chickens for eggs
14 276
15 936
12 604


Source:
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND PRODUCTS, Year ended 30 June
2001
2006
2009

Livestock slaughterings
Cattle
'000
7 941
7 580
7 890
Calves
'000
1 038
821
812
Sheep
'000
16 628
11 830
11 282
Lambs
'000
18 629
18 666
20 767
Pigs
'000
5 016
5 370
4 522
Chickens(a)
'000
398 869
437 865
474 810
Meat production (carcass weight)
Beef
'000 t
2 086
2 050
2 120
Veal
'000 t
33
28
28
Mutton
'000 t
348
244
235
Lamb
'000 t
367
382
423
Pig meat
'000 t
365
389
324
Chicken meat (dressed weight)(a)
'000 t
619
773
832
Wool receivals
'000 t
590
473
371
Whole milk factory intake
ML
10 545
10 089
9 388

ML megalitres
t tonnes
(a) Excludes Tasmania, Northern Territory, and Australian Capital Territory.

Source:
Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0)