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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/08/2013   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering trend movements for June 2013:
  • Cattle slaughterings remained steady at 688,000 head
  • The number of calves slaughtered decreased by 2% to 57,000 head
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 3% to 928,000 head
  • The number of lambs slaughtered decreased by 1% to 1.8 million head
  • Pig slaughterings remained steady at 402,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, June 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
678 514
683 061
687 655
Calves
55 967
53 779
56 633
Sheep
554 507
888 713
928 241
Lambs
1 645 755
1 784 200
1 798 170
Pigs
391 277
397 668
401 539

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for June 2013:
  • Beef production remained steady at 191,000 tonnes
  • Veal production remained steady at 3,300 tonnes
  • Mutton production increased by 3% to 20,000 tonnes
  • Lamb production decreased by 1% to 38,000 tonnes
  • Pig meat remained steady at 30,000 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
186 625
190 210
191 108
Veal
3 286
3 322
3 324
Mutton
11 572
18 752
20 184
Lamb
35 236
37 714
37 859
Pig meat
30 027
30 052
30 438




NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2013 5 September 2013
August 2013 8 October 2013
September 2013 8 November 2013



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

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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