7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, June 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/08/2010
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JUNE KEY FIGURES
JUNE KEY POINTS
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).
Users of these data should be aware that a new methodology and revised definitions will be adopted for producing future estimates of livestock slaughtering, as a result of an ongoing quality review of this collection and following consultation with key users.
The livestock slaughtered estimates are derived from a monthly collection of activity for major abattoirs, with adjustments to account for smaller operators and on-farm slaughtering. For future releases, on-farm slaughter of livestock will not be included in the estimates of livestock slaughtering. The calf and pig definitions used in the Livestock Slaughtering collection will also be aligned to current industry standards.
The above changes will be introduced for the September 2010 estimates and all future releases of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0) as well as related monthly slaughtering estimates published in Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001). To assist users in accounting for any associated breaks in time series, future issues of both publications will incorporate re-based historical estimates.
Further information regarding these changes will be included in future issues. Any queries should be directed to Nigel Gibson on (03) 6222 5940.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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