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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jan 2014 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2014 8 April 2014
March 2014 9 May 2014
April 2014 6 June 2014



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 January 2014:
  • The number of cattle slaughtered increased by 1% to 732,000 head
  • Calf slaughterings increased by 2% to 61,200 head
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 1% to 803,000 head
  • The number of lambs slaughtered increased by less than 1% to the new record level of 1.9 million head
  • Pig slaughterings remained steady at 394,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, January 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
646 748
752 746
732 458
Calves
30 865
60 994
61 233
Sheep
994 542
843 917
802 782
Lambs
1 855 680
1 877 265
1 861 820
Pigs
385 607
398 754
394 148

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for January 2014:
  • The production of beef increased by 1% to the record level of 203,000 tonnes
  • The production of veal increased by 2% to 3,650 tonnes
  • Mutton production increased by 1% 18,400 tonnes
  • The production of lamb increased by less than 1% to 40,700 tonnes
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 29,800 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, January 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
180 231
208 646
202 805
Veal
2 722
3 509
3 651
Mutton
22 342
19 240
18 407
Lamb
40 546
40 597
40 658
Pig meat
28 529
30 258
29 826




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