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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, September 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/11/2010   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

Number Slaughtered(a)
Cattle (excl. calves)
1 868
1 867
1 908
Calves
223
221
196
Sheep
2 289
1 546
1 479
Lambs
5 087
4 684
4 735
Pigs
1 130
1 154
1 170
Chickens
nya
nya
nya

nya not yet available
(a) A new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

Sep Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2010
Sep Qtr 2010
TREND ESTIMATES
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat Produced (a)
Beef
510 035
517 192
530 113
Veal
10 773
13 064
11 125
Mutton
48 985
35 000
34 168
Lamb
105 562
100 839
101 797
Pig meat
81 424
84 575
86 434
Chicken meat
nya
nya
nya
Wool Receivals
87 799
85 518
83 073

nya not yet available
(a) A new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

Jun Qtr 2009
Mar Qtr 2010
Jun Qtr 2010
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 305
2 269
2 340




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings in the September quarter 2010 decreased 4% to 1.5 million.
  • In the September quarter 2010, calf slaughterings fell 11%.
  • The trend estimate for live sheep exports in the September quarter 2010 rose 67%.
  • Exports of live cattle in the September quarter 2010 increased 18% to 217 thousand.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2010 21 February 2011



INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings, meat production, whole milk intake by factories, market milk sales by factories, receivals of taxable wool by 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 estimates of slaughtering, meat production, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics or by referring to the monthly publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Final estimates of slaughter and production for poultry for the September quarter 2010 are not yet available. These data, including updated seasonally adjusted and trend estimates, will be published in the next issue.

As a result of a quality review of the Livestock collection, a new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

Wool estimates in this issue are based on a revised sampling frame, following a separate coverage exercise. Coverage exercises are undertaken on a regular basis to ensure the quality of estimates. Similar coverage exercises will be undertaken for the Livestock collection and Poultry and Game Birds collection prior to the release of estimates for the December quarter 2010. In the case of wool, updates to the sampling frame have had a negligible impact on associated time series.


CHANGES TO FORTHCOMING ISSUES

Coverage exercises are underway to review the quality of the sampling frames for the Livestock collection and Poultry and Game Birds collection. This will also enable revision of the constant factor applied to account for production from small abattoirs. Updates to the sampling frames and constant will be applied prior to the release of the December quarter 2010 issue of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).

Further information, including details of associated impacts on time series, will be provided in the December quarter 2010 issue of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


INQUIRIES

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


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