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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Sep 2013 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2013 6 December 2013
November 2013 17 January 2014
December 2013 7 February 2014



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

Livestock slaughtering trend movements for September 2013:
  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 1% to 723,000 head, the highest number on record
  • The number of calves slaughtered remained steady at 55,400 head
  • Sheep slaughterings decreased by 3% to 812,000 head
  • The number of lambs slaughtered remained steady at 1.8 million head
  • Pig slaughterings remained steady at 399,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, September 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
717 395
725 149
723 222
Calves
91 105
58 654
55 415
Sheep
767 692
725 915
812 305
Lambs
1 810 075
1 816 752
1 815 703
Pigs
385 268
396 208
399 065

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for September 2013:
  • Beef production increased by 1% to a record 200,000 tonnes
  • Veal production remained steady at 3,330 tonnes
  • Mutton production decreased by 2% to 18,300 tonnes
  • Lamb production increased by 1% to 39,000 tonnes
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 29,900 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, September 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
199 427
198 635
199 539
Veal
3 798
3 296
3 334
Mutton
18 556
16 945
18 319
Lamb
38 474
39 048
38 986
Pig meat
29 200
29 682
29 877




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