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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2009   
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2009 6 October 2009
September 2009 4 November 2009
October 2009 4 December 2009
November 2009 8 January 2010
December 2009 3 February 2010



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).


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK
  • In July 2009, the trend estimate for calf slaughterings continued to decline to 66 thousand.
  • Sheep slaughterings decreased 1% to 904 thousand in July 2009.
  • Lamb slaughterings were 1.7 million in July 2009, 5% more than the same time last year.
  • In July 2009, pig slaughterings increased for the fourth consecutive month to 375 thousand.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia - July 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle (excl. calves)
695 510
657 064
646 347
Calves
84 848
66 794
65 831
Sheep
576 936
892 306
903 581
Lambs
1 542 944
1 700 453
1 721 557
Pigs
397 508
374 951
375 116




MEAT
  • In July 2009, the trend estimate for beef production decreased 4% to 175 thousand tonnes compared to July 2008.
  • Mutton production was 19 thousand tonnes in July 2009, 13% less than this time last year.
  • At 35 thousand tonnes, lamb production increased 7% compared to the same time last year.
  • At 27 thousand tonnes, pig meat production decreased 4% compared to the same time last year.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia - July 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
188 271
178 646
175 433
Veal
3 375
2 706
2 491
Mutton
11 992
18 832
18 910
Lamb
31 309
34 976
35 409
Pig meat
29 103
26 986
26 923




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