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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2011 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2011 6 October 2011
September 2011 8 November 2011



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.

The ABS welcomes any comments from readers regarding the usefulness, range and quality of the statistics presented in this publication. Comments can be forwarded to: The Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively email <agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au> or phone (03) 6222 5939.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings in July 2011 remained steady at 591 thousand compared to June 2011.

Calf slaughterings in July 2011 fell by 2% to 55 thousand compared to June 2011 and fell 15% compared to July 2010.

In July 2011, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings fell 2% to 355 thousand from June 2011 and decreased 30% compared to July 2010.

Lamb slaughterings in July 2011 increased by 3% to 1.6 million compared to June 2011.

The trend estimate for pig slaughterings in July 2011 increased by 1% to 393 thousand compared to June 2011.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, July 2011

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
565 134
557 149
591 040
Calves
66 410
54 277
54 714
Sheep
242 427
373 412
354 591
Lambs
1 445 249
1 679 888
1 582 377
Pigs
390 756
393 363
393 452

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

In July 2011, the trend estimate for beef production remained steady at 171 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.

Veal production in July 2011 fell by 2% to 4 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.

In July 2011, the production of mutton decreased to 8 thousand tonnes, a fall of 1% from June 2011 and a fall of 28% from July 2010.

Lamb production in July 2011 increased by 3% to 36 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.

In July 2011, the trend estimate for production of pig meat increased by 1% to 29 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, July 2011

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
160 878
160 985
170 797
Veal
3 813
3 506
3 530
Mutton
5 643
8 860
8 428
Lamb
32 781
38 195
36 131
Pig meat
29 520
29 436
29 301




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