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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jul 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2006   
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JULY KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 640,000. This was the lowest figure recorded since December 2005.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 991,000. This was the lowest figure recorded since November 2005.
  • The trend estimate for beef production fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 176,000 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since January 2006.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production fell for the fourth consecutive month, to 20,500 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since November 2005.

JULY KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
631.5
640.8
639.6
Calves
78.5
66.2
67.1
Sheep
696.7
961.9
990.9
Lambs
1,502.1
1,668.4
1,640.6
Pigs
440.4
447.9
447.3

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
173,606
177,796
175,778
Veal
2,478
2,429
2,383
Mutton
14,042
19,989
20,499
Lamb
31,313
34,250
33,661
Pig meat
31,809
32,202
32,345



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 August 2006 issue of this data is due for release on 3 October 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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