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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Sep 2005  
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings rose for the fourteenth consecutive month, to 1.6 million. This was the highest figure recorded since October 2000.
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings fell for the fifth consecutive month, to 598,700. This was the lowest figure recorded since December 2001.
  • The trend estimate for lamb meat production rose for the thirteenth consecutive month, to 32,700 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since August 2000.
  • The trend estimate for beef production fell for the fifth consecutive month, to 159,800 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since August 2003.

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


Seasonally
Trend
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED
Original
adjusted
estimate
'000
'000
'000

Cattle
604.9
562.5
598.7
Calves
133.4
65.7
65.4
Sheep
960.3
1,020.3
997.9
Lambs
1,567.0
1,596.9
1,581.8
Pigs
448.3
448.9
441.2

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
163,152
153,437
159,811
Veal
3,508
2,212
2,263
Mutton
20,269
20,694
20,264
Lamb
31,473
32,733
32,706
Pig meat
33,219
32,919
32,319



NOTES

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. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by contacting the ABS or by referring to the quarterly ABS publication Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


For more information about these and related statistics, contact John Moody on Hobart 03 6222 5867, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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