7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, September 2010 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/11/2010
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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 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.
The ABS welcomes any comments from readers regarding the usefulness, range and quality of the statistics presented in this publication. Comments can be forwarded to: The Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or phone (03) 6222 5939.
CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES
As part of the ongoing quaIity review of the Livestock Collection, a coverage exercise has been undertaken to review the quality of the collection sample frame and enable revision of the constant factor (applied to account for production from small abattoirs). Updates to the sample frame and constant factor will be applied prior to the release of the October 2010 issue of Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001). Whilst such updates will assist in ensuring the quality of estimates from the October 2010 cycle onwards, these updates are anticipated to have a minor impact on the collection estimates.
Further information will be provided in the October 2010 issue of Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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