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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jan 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2006   
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JANUARY KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings fell for the sixth consecutive month, to 1.5 million. This was the lowest figure recorded since March 2005.
  • The trend estimate for lamb meat production fell for the sixth consecutive month, to 30,800 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since February 2005.
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings rose for the third consecutive month, to 620,800. This was the highest figure recorded since July 2005.
  • The trend estimate for beef production rose for the fourth consecutive month, to 168,800 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since July 2005.

JANUARY KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
499.9
636.3
620.8
Calves
26.1
58.0
64.8
Sheep
1,143.8
1,019.9
995.2
Lambs
1,482.7
1,544.4
1,517.5
Pigs
392.6
442.3
447.6

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
133,863
169,946
168,780
Veal
1,328
1,811
2,177
Mutton
23,584
20,970
20,590
Lamb
30,486
31,542
30,837
Pig meat
27,890
31,913
32,172



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 February 2006 issue of this data is due for release on 4 April 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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