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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/08/2006   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
Jun Qtr 2006
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 932.4
1 916.1
1 969.8
Calves
205.7
208.4
208.2
Sheep
2 948.9
2 972.1
3 059.3
Lambs
4 589.8
4 664.2
4 729.0
Pigs
1 336.9
1 345.8
1 334.8
Chickens
108 604.0
109 445.3
109 548.6

Jun Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
Jun Qtr 2006
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
519 866
517 832
529 248
Veal
6 898
6 842
6 819
Mutton
61 160
61 274
63 012
Lamb
94 906
95 185
97 002
Pig meat
97 468
97 267
96 416
Chicken meat
190 760
194 355
198 478
Wool receivals
121 675
123 702
127 851

Mar Qtr 2005
Dec Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 561
2 498
2 467

Cattle slaughterings, Excluding calves - Trend
Graph: Cattle slaughterings Excluding calves Trend

Sheep and lamb slaughterings, Trend
Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings Trend



JUNE KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered increased 3% to 2 million.
  • In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased 3% to 3.1 million.
  • In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered increased slightly to 4.7 million.
  • In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2006 14 November 2006
December 2006 14 February 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.



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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)



The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in June quarter 2006 rose by 3% to 2 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves



The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in June quarter 2006 remained steady at 208,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and Lambs



In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 3% to 3.1 million. The number of lambs slaughtered increased slightly to 4.7 million.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs



In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.



MEAT PRODUCTION TREND


BEEF

Graph: Beef



In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for beef production rose by 2% to 529,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and Lamb



In June quarter 2006, the trend estimate for mutton production increased by 3% to 63,000 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production increased by 2% to 97,000 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat



The trend estimate for red meat production increased by 2% to 792,000 tonnes in June quarter 2006.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat



The trend estimate for chicken meat production increased by 2% to 198,000 tonnes in June quarter 2006.



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS TREND


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole milk intake by factories



The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in March quarter 2006 decreased slightly to 2.5 billion litres.



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

Graph: Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool



The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in June quarter 2006 rose by 3% to 128,000 tonnes.



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS ORIGINAL


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Exports of live sheep



Live sheep exports fell by 14% to 742,000 in June quarter 2006. Gross value fell by 11% for the quarter, down to $50.8 million. Unit value rose by 4% to $68.38.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Exports of live cattle



In June quarter 2006, live cattle exports rose by 71% to 184,000. An 8% decrease in unit value (to $629.08) saw the gross value of live cattle exports rise by 58% to $115 million.

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