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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/05/2005   
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MAR QTR KEY FIGURES


TREND ESTIMATES
Mar Qtr 2004
Dec Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2005
’000
’000
’000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 957.9
1 978.8
1 967.2
Calves
261.7
215.6
207.5
Sheep
2 711.3
2 748.2
2 723.7
Lambs
4 187.7
4 197.2
4 307.5
Pigs
1 384.8
1 336.3
1 331.6
Chickens
105 267.7
110 162.9
109 379.9

Mar Qtr 2004
Dec Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2005
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
508 154
528 745
530 323
Veal
8 977
7 171
6 738
Mutton
57 479
57 243
57 253
Lamb
86 678
85 274
88 212
Pig meat
100 086
97 325
96 886
Chicken meat
173 845
184 560
184 490
Wool receivals

121 953

116 379

115 685

Dec Qtr 2003
Sep Qtr 2004
Dec Qtr 2004
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 518
2 504
2 472


Graph of number of cattle slaughtered, Mar 2001 to Mar 2005
Graph of number of sheep and lambs slaughtered, Mar 2001 to Mar 2005
MARCH QTR KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In March quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered remained steady at 2.0 million.
  • The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in March quarter 2005 fell by 4% to 208,000. This was the lowest trend estimate since the series began in September quarter 1979.
  • In March quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered rose by 3% to 4.3 million. This was the highest quarterly trend estimate since March quarter 2002.
  • The trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
MLmegalitre
ttonne
UHTultra heat treated


FURTHER INFORMATION

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED: Trend


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in March quarter 2005 remained steady at 2.0 million.

Graph of number of cattle slaughtered, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



CALVES

The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in March quarter 2005 fell by 4% to 208,000. This was the lowest estimate since the series began in September quarter 1979.

Graph of number of calves slaughtered, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



SHEEP AND LAMBS

In March quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered remained steady at 2.7 million. The number of lambs slaughtered rose by 3% to 4.3 million.

Graph of number of sheep and lambs slaughtered, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



PIGS

In March quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.

Graph of number of pigs slaughtered, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



MEAT PRODUCTION: Trend


BEEF

In March quarter 2005, the trend estimate for beef production increased slightly to 530,000 tonnes.
Graph of beef production, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



MUTTON AND LAMB

In March quarter 2005, the trend estimate for mutton production remained steady at 57,300 tonnes, while the estimate for lamb production rose by 3% to 88,200 tonnes.

Graph of mutton and lamb production, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



TOTAL RED MEAT

The trend estimate for red meat production increased slightly to 779,000 tonnes in March quarter 2005, due mainly to small increases in beef and lamb production for the quarter.

Graph of red meat produced, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



CHICKEN MEAT

The trend estimate for chicken meat production in March quarter 2005 remained steady at 184,000 tonnes.
Graph of chicken meat production, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: Trend


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in December quarter 2004 fell slightly to 2.5 billion litres.
Graph of milk production, Dec 1996 to Dec 2004



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in March quarter 2005 fell slightly to 116,000 tonnes.

Graph of wool receivals, Mar 1997 to Mar 2005



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS: Original


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Live sheep exports rose by 8% to 910,000 in March quarter 2005. Unit value fell by 5% for the quarter (down to $61.26), however the increase in numbers exported saw the gross value of live sheep exports increase to $55.7 million.

Graph of live sheep exports, Mar 2001 to Mar 2005



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

In March quarter 2005, live cattle exports fell by 9% to 119,000. This, combined with a 12% drop in unit value (down to $642.28), saw the gross value of live cattle exports fall to $76.3 million.

Graph of live cattle exports, Mar 2001 to Mar 2005


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