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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/02/2010   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2008
Sep Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2009
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle (excl. calves)
1 996
1 934
1 899
Calves
203
194
189
Sheep
2 906
2 483
2 325
Lambs
5 190
5 216
5 145
Pigs
1 129
1 146
1 168
Chickens
118 707
116 130
113 873


Dec Qtr 2008
Sep Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2009
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
534 532
524 519
516 575
Veal
6 795
8 647
9 371
Mutton
60 451
52 892
50 599
Lamb
105 196
108 040
106 825
Pig meat
80 812
82 363
83 905
Chicken meat
207 974
206 181
203 459
Wool receivals
92 939
88 790
89 098


Sep Qtr 2008
Jun Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2009
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 362
2 319
2 300




DECEMBER KEY POINTS
  • In the December quarter 2009, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings decreased 6% to 2.3 million.
  • The trend estimate for pig meat production increased 2% to 84 thousand tonnes.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2010 14 May 2010
June 2010 17 August 2010



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 wool 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 totals for numbers slaughtered, meat produced, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) or by referring to the monthly ABS publication 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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