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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/08/2011   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2010
Mar Qtr 2011
Jun Qtr 2011
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number Slaughtered(a)
Cattle (excl.calves)
1 869
1 829
1 807
Calves
218
183
185
Sheep
1 554
1 258
1 048
Lambs
4 693
4 391
4 331
Pigs
1 156
1 154
1 150
Chickens
121 608
137 445
136 772

(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.

Jun Qtr 2010
Mar Qtr 2011
Jun Qtr 2011
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced(a)
Beef
517 602
521 435
519 193
Veal
12 862
11 681
12 339
Mutton
35 184
28 979
24 575
Lamb
101 029
96 642
96 383
Pig meat
84 613
84 977
84 856
Chicken meat
219 562
255 734
254 991
Wool receivals
85 274
94 930
94 524

(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.

Mar Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
Mar Qtr 2011
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 265
2 254
2 223




JUNE KEY POINTS
  • In the June quarter 2011, sheep slaughterings fell 17%.
  • Lamb slaughterings fell 1% to 4.3 million in the June quarter 2011.
  • The estimate for live sheep exports in the June quarter 2011 increased by 14%.
  • The export estimate for cattle increased 28% to 182 thousand in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2011 14 November 2011



INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings, 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 FUTURE ISSUES

As part of the review of dissemination methods undertaken by the ABS, the following changes to the Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0) will take effect from the September quarter publication:
  • The PDF version of this publication will be discontinued from the September quarter. Upcoming releases of this publication will still be available electronically.
  • The supply of milk data will be discontinued. The latest information on milk data can be obtained directly from Dairy Australia via a website link to be provided in the next publication.
  • The red meat quarterly time series will be discontinued. A monthly red meat time series is available in Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001)


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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