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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Nov 2007 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/01/2008   
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NOVEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for veal production decreased for the eleventh consecutive month, to 2,400 tonnes. This was the lowest figure since July 2006.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings increased for the seventh consecutive month, to 1.9 million. This was the highest figure since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for lamb meat production increased for the seventh consecutive month, to 40,600 tonnes. This was the highest figure since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for pig meat production increased for the seventh consecutive month, to 32,600 tonnes.This was the highest figure since November 2005.

NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
721.9
654.6
674.3
Calves
40.5
70.7
73.3
Sheep
1 160.8
958.8
986.4
Lambs
1 964.4
1 843.0
1 889.1
Pigs
424.5
443.6
451.0

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
tonnes
adjusted
tonnes
estimate
tonnes

Beef
196 595
177 608
179 361
Veal
1 705
2 245
2 421
Mutton
26 403
20 925
21 705
Lamb
42 006
39 881
40 601
Pig meat
31 106
32 276
32 645


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).


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The December 2007 issue of this data is due for release on 4 February 2008.

For more information about these and related statistics, contact Nigel Gibson on Hobart (03) 6222 5940, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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