7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2004
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED: Trend
CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)
The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in December quarter 2004 remained steady at 2.0 million.
The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in December quarter 2004 fell by 2% to 220,000. This was the lowest estimate since the series began in September quarter 1979.
SHEEP AND LAMBS
In December quarter 2004, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered fell by 3% to 2.7 million. The number of lambs slaughtered rose slightly to 4.1 million.
In December quarter 2004, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered fell to 1.3 million. This was the seventh consecutive quarterly decrease and the lowest quarterly trend estimate since September quarter 2001.
MEAT PRODUCTION: Trend
In December quarter 2004, the trend estimate for beef production remained steady at 528,000 tonnes.
MUTTON AND LAMB
In December quarter 2004, the trend estimate for mutton production fell by 3% to 56,300 tonnes, and the estimate for lamb production fell slightly to 82,900 tonnes.
TOTAL RED MEAT
The trend estimate for red meat production remained steady at 772,000 tonnes in December quarter 2004. A small increase in beef production was offset by small decreases in mutton, lamb and pig meat production.
The trend estimate for chicken meat production rose by 3% in December quarter 2004, to a record 188,000 tonnes.
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: Trend
WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES
The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in September quarter 2004 remained steady at 2.5 billion litres.
BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL
The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers for December quarter 2004 fell by 3% to 116,000 tonnes.
LIVESTOCK EXPORTS: Original
EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP
Live sheep exports fell slightly to 840,000 in December quarter 2004. A 6% fall in unit value (down to $64.24) saw the gross value of live sheep exports fall to $53.9 million.
EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE
In December quarter 2004, live cattle exports fell by 24% to 130,000. While higher unit values (up 11% to $725.45) partly offset the reduction in numbers exported, the gross value of live cattle exports fell by 16% to $94.4 million.
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