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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Feb 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/04/2014   
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March 2014 9 May 2014
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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 February 2014:
  • The number of cattle slaughtered increased by 1% to 751,000 head
  • Calf slaughterings increased by 2% to 65,100 head
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 4% to 879,000 head
  • The number of lambs slaughtered remained steady at 1.9 million head
  • Pig slaughterings remained steady at 399,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, February 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
744 177
761 455
750 740
Calves
41 555
68 031
65 110
Sheep
1 069 653
919 051
879 131
Lambs
1 820 244
1 866 449
1 866 869
Pigs
372 039
402 287
398 766

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for February 2014:
  • The production of beef increased by 1% to the record level of 208,000 tonnes
  • The production of veal increased by 2% to 3,830 tonnes
  • Mutton production increased by 3% 19,900 tonnes
  • The production of lamb remained steady at 40,600 tonnes
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 30,100 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, February 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
206 020
210 301
207 758
Veal
3 248
3 869
3 832
Mutton
23 382
20 726
19 881
Lamb
40 084
40 332
40 582
Pig meat
27 692
30 345
30 109




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