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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2010  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES
 

Dec Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number Slaughtered(a)
Cattle (excl.calves)
1 832
1 890
1 888
Calves
235
195
172
Sheep
1 978
1 493
1 496
Lambs
4 868
4 702
4 690
Pigs
1 140
1 163
1 171
Chickens
114 599
135 592
137 902

(a) A new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

 

Dec Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced(a)
Beef
504 227
528 010
531 554
Veal
13 483
11 434
10 166
Mutton
43 131
34 191
34 268
Lamb
102 799
101 110
100 797
Pig meat
82 389
85 528
86 109
Chicken meat
204 585
244 851
250 132
Wool receivals
87 229
87 355
89 963

(a) A new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

 

Sep Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2010
Sep Qtr 2010
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 244
2 304
2 326


 

 

 
 
DECEMBER KEY POINTS
  • In the December quarter 2010, calf slaughterings fell 12%.
  • Pig meat production increased 1% to 86 thousand tonnes in the December quarter 2010.
  • Wool receivals rose 3% in the December 2010 quarter, to 90 thousand tonnes.
  • The estimate for live sheep exports in the December quarter 2010 rose 2%.
  • Chicken meat production rose by 2% in the December 2010 quarter, to 250 thousand tonnes.
 
 
NOTES
 
FORTHCOMING ISSUES
 

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2011 26 May 2011
 
INTRODUCTION
 
This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings (including chickens), meat production, whole milk intake by factories, market milk sales by factories, receivals of taxable wool by brokers and dealers, exports of live sheep and cattle and exports of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed meat. It also includes seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of slaughtering, meat production, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics or by referring to the monthly publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).
 
 
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
 
A coverage exercise has been undertaken to review the quality of the sampling frame for the Poultry and Game Birds Collection. Although the updated Poultry estimates will be reflective of the improved sampling frame, the frame updates have had a negligible impact on the associated time series.
 
As a result of a quality review of the Livestock collection, a new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.
 
 
CHANGES TO FORTHCOMING ISSUES
 
Flooding in Queensland began in late December 2010. It is expected that the initial impact of this and floods in other states will be reflected in the March quarter 2011 issue of this publication.
 
The Livestock and Meat Survey collections for the December quarter 2010 were not affected by the floods.
 
Further information, including details of associated impacts on time series, will be provided in the March quarter 2011 issue of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).
 
 
INQUIRIES
 
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
 

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