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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/08/2007   
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JUNE KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings declined for the seventh consecutive month, to 868,000. This was the lowest figure recorded since December 2003.
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings declined for the sixth consecutive month, to 647,000.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production declined for seventh consecutive month, to 17,900 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since November 2003.
  • The trend estimate for beef production decreased for the sixth consecutive month, to 172,000 tonnes.

JUNE KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
658.8
642.7
646.6
Calves
70.4
67.2
77.1
Sheep
684.6
831.1
868.3
Lambs
1,541.7
1,617.6
1,640.8
Pigs
470.5
440.7
437.0

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
173,108
172,359
172,390
Veal
2,333
2,337
2,494
Mutton
13,562
16,989
17,853
Lamb
31,482
32,690
33,214
Pig meat
34,403
31,782
31,761


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).


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The July 2007 issue of this data is due for release on 31 August 2007.

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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