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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Nov 2012 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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December 2012 6 February 2013
January 2013 8 March 2013
February 2013 10 April 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 November 2012, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings increased by 1% to 635 thousand.

Calf slaughterings increased by 2% to 52 thousand in November 2012.

In November 2012, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings increased by 2% to 579 thousand.

Lamb slaughterings remained steady at 1.7 million in November 2012.

The trend estimate for pig slaughterings increased by 1% to 397 thousand in November 2012.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, November 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
694 947
635 680
635 303
Calves
35 031
52 576
52 155
Sheep
761 939
558 225
579 324
Lambs
1 945 892
1 726 388
1 665 173
Pigs
393 882
399 403
397 289

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT
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In November 2012, the trend estimate for beef production increased by 1% to 182 thousand tonnes.

Veal production increased by 2% in November 2012 to 3 thousand tonnes.

In November 2012, the production of mutton increased by 2% to 13 thousand tonnes.

Lamb production in November 2012 decreased by 1% to 36 thousand tonnes.

The trend estimate for production of pig meat in November 2012 increased by 1% to 30 thousand tonnes.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, November 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
201 074
182 981
182 003
Veal
2 873
3 210
3 191
Mutton
18 129
12 955
13 177
Lamb
41 928
37 579
36 278
Pig meat
29 020
30 000
29 679




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