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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2012 6 September 2012
August 2012 9 October 2012
September 2012 7 November 2012



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 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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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

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In June 2012 the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings decreased by 1% to 583 thousand.

Calf slaughterings decreased by 3% to 53 thousand in June 2012.

In June 2012, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings increased by 2% to 467 thousand.

Lamb slaughterings increased by 1% to 1.7 million in June 2012.

The trend estimate for pig slaughterings remained steady at 395 thousand in June 2012.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, June 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
611 139
587 186
583 001
Calves
53 184
51 157
53 413
Sheep
320 750
476 596
467 163
Lambs
1 592 861
1 674 987
1 671 040
Pigs
399 892
395 299
394 610

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

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In June 2012 the trend estimate for beef production decreased by 1% to 168 thousand tonnes.

Veal production decreased by 3% in June 2012 to 3 thousand tonnes.

In June 2012, the production of mutton increased by 2% to 11 thousand tonnes.

Lamb production in June 2012 increased by 1% to 37 thousand tonnes.

The trend estimate for production of pig meat in June 2012 remained steady at 29 thousand tonnes.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
174 173
169 552
168 247
Veal
3 045
3 092
3 173
Mutton
7 197
10 947
10 766
Lamb
36 357
37 873
37 459
Pig meat
30 426
29 393
29 402




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