7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, March 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/05/2010   
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MEAT PRODUCTION TREND


BEEF

Graph: Beef

Beef production in the March quarter 2010 decreased 3% to 497 thousand tonnes compared to the previous quarter.


MUTTON AND LAMB
Graph: Mutton and Lamb

Mutton production in the March quarter 2010 decreased 11% to 42 thousand tonnes compared to the previous quarter. Lamb production decreased 3% to 101 thousand tonnes in the March quarter 2010 compared to the previous quarter.


PIG MEAT

Graph: Pig Meat


In the March quarter 2010, pig meat production remained little changed compared to the previous quarter, at 83 thousand tonnes.


TOTAL RED MEAT
Graph: Total Red Meat

Total red meat production fell 3% to 734 thousand tonnes in the March quarter 2010 compared to the previous quarter.