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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, June 2010 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2010
Jun Qtr 2010
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number Slaughtered
Cattle (excl. calves)
1 961
1 895
1 920
Calves
197
202
208
Sheep
2 662
1 881
1 566
Lambs
5 349
4 813
4 794
Pigs
1 128
1 151
1 145
Chickens
118 248
116 957
119 594


Jun Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2010
Jun Qtr 2010
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat Produced
Beef
529 416
516 301
523 599
Veal
7 835
10 165
10 533
Mutton
55 903
41 226
35 442
Lamb
109 878
102 931
102 757
Pig meat
80 999
83 670
83 821
Chicken meat
208 058
209 415
214 288
Wool Receivals
89 306
88 806
88 158


Mar Qtr 2009
Dec Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2010
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 346
2 213
2 185




JUNE KEY POINTS
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings in the June quarter 2010 decreased 17% to 1.6 million.
  • In the June quarter 2010, mutton production decreased 14% to 35 thousand tonnes.
  • Live sheep exports in the June quarter 2010 decreased 27%.
  • Exports of live cattle in the June quarter 2010 decreased 11%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2010 17 November 2010



INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings (including chickens), meat production, whole milk intake by factories, market milk sales by factories, receivals of taxable wool by wool brokers and dealers, exports of live sheep and cattle and exports of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed meat. It also includes seasonally adjusted and trend totals for numbers slaughtered, meat produced, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) or by referring to the monthly ABS publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).

Users of these data should be aware that a new methodology and revised definitions will be adopted for producing future estimates of livestock slaughtering, as a result of an ongoing quality review of this collection and following consultation with key users.

The livestock slaughtered estimates are derived from a monthly collection of activity for major abattoirs, with adjustments to account for smaller operators and on-farm slaughtering. For future releases, on-farm slaughter of livestock will not be included in the estimates of livestock slaughtering. The calf and pig definitions used in the Livestock Slaughtering collection will also be aligned to current industry standards.

The above changes will be introduced for the September 2010 estimates and all future releases of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0) as well as related monthly slaughtering estimates published in Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001). To assist users in accounting for any associated breaks in time series, future issues of both publications will incorporate re-based historical estimates.

Further information regarding these changes will be included in future issues. Any queries should be directed to Nigel Gibson on (03) 6222 5940.

INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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