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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/02/2008   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2007
Dec Qtr 2007
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
2 068.5
1 984.5
1 981.0
Calves
240.8
223.9
213.4
Sheep
3 478.3
2 858.1
2 793.7
Lambs
5 042.0
5 344.8
5 487.1
Pigs
1 335.2
1 335.6
1 340.5
Chickens
113 021.4
115 342.9
116 224.7

Dec Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2007
Dec Qtr 2007
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
557 020
530 388
528 400
Veal
7 857
7 357
7 142
Mutton
71 042
60 540
61 876
Lamb
103 272
111 266
115 905
Pig meat
95 543
96 552
97 142
Chicken meat
201 334
203 708
204 299
Wool receivals
116 392
107 284
103 386

Sep Qtr 2006
Jun Qtr 2007
Sep Qtr 2007
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 524
2 318
2 340

Cattle slaughterings, Excluding calves - Trend
Graph: Cattle slaughterings Excluding calves Trend

Sheep and lamb slaughterings, Trend
Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings Trend



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


CATTLE SLAUGHTERED

  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughtered remained steady in the December quarter 2007 at 2.0 million while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 2% to 2.0 million.


SHEEP SLAUGHTERED
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughtered fell by 2% in the December quarter 2007 to 2.8 million while the seasonally adjusted estimate rose by 2% to 2.9 million.


LAMBS SLAUGHTERED
  • The trend estimate for lambs slaughtered rose by 3% in the December quarter 2007 to 5.5 million while the seasonally adjusted estimate remained steady at 5.5 million.


PIGS SLAUGHTERED
  • The trend estimate for pigs slaughtered remained steady in the December quarter 2007 at 1.3 million while the seasonally adjusted estimate also remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2008 14 May 2008
June 2008 14 August 2008



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)


The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in December quarter 2007 remained steady at 2.0 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves


The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in December quarter 2007 fell by 5% to 213,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and Lambs


In December quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered fell by 2% to 2.8 million. The number of lambs slaughtered rose by 3% to 5.5 million. Numbers were strengthened by producers reportedly having lambs ready for market earlier than usual.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs


In December quarter 2007, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.



BEEF

Graph: Beef


In December quarter 2007, the trend estimate for beef production remained steady at 528,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and Lamb


In December quarter 2007, the trend estimate for mutton production rose by 2% to 61,900 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production rose by 4% to 116,000 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat


The trend estimate for red meat production rose marginally to 810,000 tonnes in December quarter 2007.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat


The trend estimate for chicken meat production remained steady at 204,000 tonnes in December quarter 2007.



WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole milk intake by factories


The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in September quarter 2007 rose marginally to 2.3 billion litres.



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

Graph: Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool


The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in December quarter 2007 fell by 4% to 103,000 tonnes.



EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Exports of live sheep


Live sheep exports rose by 41% to 1.3 million in December quarter 2007. Gross value rose by 45% for the quarter, up to $91.1 million. Unit value rose by 3% to $71.06.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Exports of live cattle


Live cattle exports fell by 36% to 139,000 in December quarter 2007. Gross value fell by 37% for the quarter, down to $86.6 million. Unit value fell by 2% to $624.64.

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