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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2007  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
Mar Qtr 2007
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 900.5
2 070.5
2 137.0
Calves
203.2
242.6
261.5
Sheep
2 944.1
3 504.4
3 601.3
Lambs
4 668.1
5 073.8
5 133.2
Pigs
1 341.2
1 338.5
1 349.8
Chickens
109 502.7
112 865.5
113 768.1

Mar Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
Mar Qtr 2007
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
515 060
557 664
569 678
Veal
6 769
7 868
8 176
Mutton
60 922
71 384
72 568
Lamb
95 398
104 228
105 611
Pig meat
96 876
95 771
96 348
Chicken meat
194 088
202 375
205 245
Wool receivals
122 745
114 870
114 538

Dec Qtr 2005
Sep Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 507
2 555
2 485

Cattle slaughterings,
Excluding calves
- Trend
Graph: Cattle slaughterings Excluding calves Trend

Sheep and lamb slaughterings,
Trend
Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings Trend



MARCH KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered increased by 3% to 2.1 million.
  • In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 3% to 3.6 million.
  • In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered increased slightly to 5.1 million.
  • In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2007 14 August 2007
September 2007 14 November 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.



INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole milk intake by factories


The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in December quarter 2006 decreased by 3% to 2.5 billion litres.



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

Graph: Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool


The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in March quarter 2007 remained steady at 115,000 tonnes.



CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)


The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in March quarter 2007 increased by 3% to 2.1 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves


The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in March quarter 2007 increased by 8% to 261,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and Lambs


In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 3% to 3.6 million. The number of lambs slaughtered increased slightly to 5.1 million.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs


In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.



BEEF

Graph: Beef


In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for beef production increased by 2% to 570,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and Lamb


In March quarter 2007, the trend estimate for mutton production increased by 2% to 72,600 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production increased slightly to 106,000 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat


The trend estimate for red meat production increased by 2% to 852,000 tonnes in March quarter 2007.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat


The trend estimate for chicken meat production increased slightly to 205,000 tonnes in March quarter 2007.



EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Exports of live sheep


Live sheep exports fell by 26% to 1.0 million in March quarter 2007. Gross value fell by 29% for the quarter, down to $69.5 million. Unit value fell by 3% to $68.02.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Exports of live cattle


In March quarter 2007, live cattle exports fell by 9% to 122,000. Gross value fell by 5% for the quarter, down to $88.6 million. Unit value rose by 5% to $727.69.

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