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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2005  
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JUN QTR KEY FIGURES


TREND ESTIMATES
Jun Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2005
’000
’000
’000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 976.7
1 986.3
1 994.6
Calves
240.4
213.4
211.9
Sheep
2 818.8
2 888.1
3 078.0
Lambs
4 116.9
4 443.0
4 615.7
Pigs
1 364.5
1 331.2
1 327.2
Chickens
107 102.1
109 355.1
108 103.6

Jun Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2005
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
519 688
532 046
534 725
Veal
8 299
7 028
6 981
Mutton
58 973
60 206
64 163
Lamb
84 307
91 133
95 683
Pig meat
98 938
96 819
96 357
Chicken meat
178 366
188 710
193 488
Wool receivals

121 917

121 141

127 146

Mar Qtr 2004
Dec Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2005
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 536
2 507
2 521


Graph of cattle slaughterings, June 2001 to June 2005 Graph of sheep and lamb slaughterings, June 2001 to June 2005
JUNE QTR KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In June quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered remained steady at 2.0 million.
  • The trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered in June quarter 2005 rose by 4% to 4.6 million, the highest quarterly trend estimate since December quarter 2000.
  • The trend estimate for chicken meat produced in June quarter 2005 rose by 3% to a record 193,000 tonnes.
  • In June quarter 2005, the trend estimate for wool receivals rose by 5% to 127,000 tonnes, the highest trend estimate since December quarter 2002.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
MLmegalitre
ttonne
UHTultra heat treated


FURTHER INFORMATION

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED: Trend


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in June quarter 2005 remained steady at 2.0 million.

Graph of number of cattle slaughtered, June 1997 to June 2005



CALVES

The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in June quarter 2005 fell slightly to 212,000.

Graph of number of calves slaughtered, June 1997 to June 2005



SHEEP AND LAMBS

In June quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 7% to 3.1 million. The number of lambs slaughtered increased by 4% to 4.6 million.

Graph of number of sheep and lambs slaughtered, June 1997 to June 2005



PIGS

In June quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.

Graph of number of pigs slaughtered, June 1997 to June 2005



MEAT PRODUCTION: Trend


BEEF

In June quarter 2005, the trend estimate for beef production increased slightly to 535,000 tonnes.
Graph of beef production, June 1997 to June 2005



MUTTON AND LAMB

In June quarter 2005, the trend estimate for mutton production increased by 7% to 64,200 tonnes, while the estimate for lamb production increased by 5% to 95,700 tonnes.

Graph of mutton and lamb production, June 1997 to June 2005



TOTAL RED MEAT

The trend estimate for red meat production increased to 798,000 tonnes in June quarter 2005, due mainly to increases in mutton and lamb production.

Graph of total red meat production, June 1997 to June 2005



CHICKEN MEAT

The trend estimate for chicken meat production in June quarter 2005 rose by 3% to 193,000 tonnes.
Graph of chicken meat produced, June 1997 to June 2005



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: Trend


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in March quarter 2005 increased slightly to 2.5 billion litres.
Graph of milk production, March 1997 to March 2005



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in June quarter 2005 rose by 5% to 127,000 tonnes.

Graph of wool receivals, June 1997 to June 2005



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS: Original


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Live sheep exports fell by 29% to 639,000 in June quarter 2005. Gross value also fell by 29% for the quarter, down to $39.2 million. Unit value remained steady at $61.35.

Graph of exports of live sheep, June 2001 to June 2005



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

In June quarter 2005, live cattle exports rose by 25% to 150,000. However, a 6% drop in unit value (down to $600.50) saw the gross value of live cattle exports rise by only 17% to $90.4 million.

Graph of live cattle exports, June 2001 to June 2005


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