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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jan 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/03/2003   
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JANUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In January 2003, the trend estimate for calves slaughterings rose for the seventh consecutive month to 103,200 due mainly to sustained dry weather. The trend estimate for pig meat production rose for the twenty ninth consecutive month to a monthly record of 35,200 tonnes.


JANUARY KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
583.4
704.0
704.6
Calves
45.3
101.1
103.2
Sheep
1,375.3
1,174.3
1,216.0
Lambs
1,462.2
1,481.5
1,455.8
Pigs
476.2
507.0
480.6

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
146,817
177,767
176,544
Veal
2,284
3,172
2,895
Mutton
26,770
22,678
23,539
Lamb
28,187
28,485
28,146
Pig meat
34,472
37,248
35,200



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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