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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Oct 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2007   
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OCTOBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings increased for the sixth consecutive month, to 1.9 million. This was the highest figure since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for lamb meat production increased for the sixth consecutive month, to 39,800 tonnes. This was the highest figure since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings increased for the fifth consecutive month, to 456,000. This was the highest figure recorded since June 2004.
  • The trend estimate for pork production increased for the sixth consecutive month, to 32,800 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since October 2005.

OCTOBER KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
742.2
687.6
678.5
Calves
91.3
73.9
74.1
Sheep
1 178.6
995.4
984.1
Lambs
2 091.3
1 812.3
1 880.1
Pigs
454.0
457.5
455.5

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
tonnes
adjusted
tonnes
estimate
tonnes

Beef
195 764
180 920
178 850
Veal
3 005
2 591
2 544
Mutton
26 628
21 669
21 314
Lamb
44 178
38 706
39 845
Pig meat
32 775
32 984
32 825


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 November 2007 issue of this data is due for release on 7 January 2008.

For more information about these and related statistics, contact Nigel Gibson on Hobart (03) 6222 5940, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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