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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2006  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2005
Dec Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 982.8
1 880.4
1 904.6
Calves
208.2
209.5
209.4
Sheep
2 873.6
2 929.7
2 912.9
Lambs
4 457.6
4 618.8
4 589.2
Pigs
1 330.9
1 334.6
1 332.7
Chickens
108 818.6
109 700.4
109 632.2

Mar Qtr 2005
Dec Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
530 538
509 971
516 495
Veal
6 936
6 923
6 732
Mutton
59 727
60 454
60 046
Lamb
91 739
94 035
93 119
Pig meat
97 078
96 895
96 408
Chicken meat
189 146
192 035
192 588
Wool receivals
120 212
120 511
121 425

Dec Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2005
Dec Qtr 2005
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 518
2 547
2 497

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 2006, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered rose slightly to 1.9 million.
  • In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered decreased slightly to 2.9 million.
  • In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered decreased slightly to 4.6 million.
  • In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2006
September 2006
14 August 2006
14 November 2006



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)



The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in March quarter 2006 rose slightly to 1.9 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves



The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in March quarter 2006 remained steady at 209,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and lambs



In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered decreased slightly to 2.9 million. The number of lambs slaughtered decreased slightly to 4.6 million.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs



In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.



MEAT PRODUCTION TREND


BEEF

Graph: Beef



In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for beef production rose slightly to 516,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and lamb



In March quarter 2006, the trend estimate for mutton production decreased slightly to 60,000 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production decreased slightly to 93,100 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat



The trend estimate for red meat production increased slightly to 773,000 tonnes in March quarter 2006, due to increased beef production for the quarter.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat



The trend estimate for chicken meat production in March quarter 2006 remained steady at 193,000 tonnes.



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS TREND


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole Milk Intake by Factories



The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in December quarter 2005 fell by 2% 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 2006 rose slightly to 121,000 tonnes.



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS ORIGINAL


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Live Sheep exports



Live sheep exports fell by 42% to 854,000 in March quarter 2006. This coupled with a fall in unit value (to $65.60) saw gross value of live sheep exports decrease by 45% to $56 million.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Live Cattle exports



In March quarter 2006, live cattle exports rose by 15% to 118,000. However, a 14% decrease in unit value (to $621.95) saw the gross value of live cattle exports remain steady at $73.6 million.

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