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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/11/2004   
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SEP QTR KEY FIGURES


TREND ESTIMATES
Sep Qtr 2003
Jun Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2004
’000
’000
’000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 925.0
1 976.2
1 994.0
Calves
278.1
239.5
212.3
Sheep
2 325.8
2 826.7
2 824.6
Lambs
4 109.2
4 110.1
3 994.9
Pigs
1 424.3
1 367.0
1 348.5
Chickens
105 262.6
103 703.4
103 598.1

Sep Qtr 2003
Jun Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2004
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
484 066
520 412
531 381
Veal
9 377
8 251
7 242
Mutton
48 277
59 029
58 081
Lamb
83 327
84 663
81 326
Pig meat
103 890
98 984
97 896
Chicken meat
169 853
170 283
170 007
Wool receivals

106 588

122 537

120 747

Jun Qtr 2003
Mar Qtr 2004
Jun Qtr 2004
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 461
2 543
2 567


Graph: Cattle slaughterings, Australia, September 2000 to September 2004 Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings, Australia, September 2000 to September 2004
SEPTEMBER QTR KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for beef production in September quarter 2004 increased by 2% to a record 531,000 tonnes.
  • The trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered in September quarter 2004 remained steady at 2.8 million.
  • The trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered fell by 3% to 4.0 million, the lowest quarterly trend estimate since March 1999.
  • In September quarter 2004, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered fell slightly to 1.3 million. This was the sixth consecutive quarterly decrease and the lowest quarterly trend estimate since December 2001.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
MLmegalitre
ttonne
UHTultra heat treated


FURTHER INFORMATION

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED: Trend


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in September quarter 2004 rose slightly to 2.0 million.

Graph: Number of cattle slaughtered, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



CALVES

The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in September quarter 2004 fell by 11% to 212,000.

Graph: Number of calves slaughtered, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



SHEEP AND LAMBS

In September quarter 2004, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered remained steady at 2.8 million. The number of lambs slaughtered fell by 3% to 4.0 million, the lowest quarterly trend estimate since March 1999.

Graph: Number of sheep and lambs slaughtered, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



PIGS

In September quarter 2004, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered fell to 1.3 million. This was the sixth consecutive quarterly decrease and the lowest quarterly trend estimate since December 2001.

Graph: Number of pigs slaughtered, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



MEAT PRODUCTION: Trend


BEEF

In September quarter 2004, the trend estimate for beef production rose by 2% to a record 531,000 tonnes.
Graph: Beef production, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



MUTTON AND LAMB

In September quarter 2004, the trend estimate for mutton production fell by 2% to 58,100 tonnes, and the estimate for lamb production fell by 4% to 81,300 tonnes.

Graph: Mutton and lamb production. Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



TOTAL RED MEAT

The trend estimate for red meat production rose slightly to 776,000 tonnes in September quarter 2004. This rise was due to increased beef production for the quarter, since veal, mutton, lamb and pig meat production all fell.

Graph: Red meat production, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



CHICKEN MEAT

The trend estimate for chicken meat production in September quarter 2004 remained steady at 170,000 tonnes.
Graph: Chicken meat production, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: Trend


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

An improvement in seasonal conditions in June quarter 2004 saw the trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories increase marginally to 2.6 billion litres.
Graph: Milk production, Australia, June 1996 to June 2004



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers for September quarter 2004 fell marginally to 121,000 tonnes.

Graph: Wool receivals, Australia, September 1996 to September 2004



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS: Original


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Live sheep exports increased by 26% to 851,000 in September quarter 2004. The gross value of live sheep exports rose by 31% to $58.8 million, with the unit value increasing to $69.16.

Graph: Exports of live sheep, Australia, September 2000 to September 2004



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

In September quarter 2004 live cattle exports rose marginally to 172,000. A 14% increase in unit value (to $651.00) saw the gross value of live cattle exports increase to $112 million.

Graph: Exports of live cattle, Australia, September 2000 to September 2004


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