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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Oct 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2013   
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2013 17 January 2014
December 2013 7 February 2014
January 2014 11 March 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 October 2013:
  • Cattle slaughterings remained steady at 719,000 head
  • The number of calves slaughtered increased by 2% to 57,000 head
  • The number of sheep slaughtered decreased by 4% to 769,000 head
  • Lambs slaughterings remained steady at 1.8 million head
  • The number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 397,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, October 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
775 981
707 851
718 545
Calves
63 316
57 785
57 020
Sheep
962 363
763 413
768 919
Lambs
2 072 176
1 809 186
1 816 789
Pigs
389 390
396 291
397 182

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for October 2013:
  • The production of beef remained steady at 198,000 tonnes
  • Veal production remained steady at 3,320 tonnes
  • The production of mutton decreased by 3% to 17,700 tonnes
  • Lamb production increased by 1% to 39,400 tonnes
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 29,800 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, October 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
216 026
194 968
197 798
Veal
3 798
3 319
3 319
Mutton
23 196
17 485
17 684
Lamb
44 348
39 512
39 411
Pig meat
29 365
29 892
29 816




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