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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jan 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2005   
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JANUARY KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for calf slaughterings fell for the thirteenth consecutive month, to 66,100. This was the lowest figure recorded since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings rose for the sixth consecutive month, to 1.5 million. This was the highest figure recorded since January 2002.
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings fell for the fifth consecutive month, to 640,900.

JANUARY KEY FIGURES


Seasonally
Trend
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED
Original
adjusted
estimate
'000
'000
'000

Cattle
485.4
640.8
640.9
Calves
26.1
63.6
66.1
Sheep
993.6
919.3
923.3
Lambs
1,362.0
1,449.2
1,461.4
Pigs
439.6
487.1
463.9

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
130,258
170,025
170,843
Veal
1,363
1,967
2,190
Mutton
20,947
19,417
19,498
Lamb
28,323
29,953
29,356
Pig meat
30,947
34,829
33,768



NOTES

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. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by contacting the ABS or by referring to the quarterly ABS publication Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).

For more information about these and related statistics, contact John Moody on Hobart 03 6222 5867, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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