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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Sep 2007  
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings increased for the fifth 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 fifth consecutive month to 38,700 tonnes. This was the highest figure since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings increased for the fifth consecutive month, to 450,000. This was the highest figure recorded since November 2005.
  • The trend estimate for pork production increased for the fifth consecutive month, to 32,400 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since December 2005.

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
648.3
675.0
662.0
Calves
150.3
78.2
73.7
Sheep
945.3
1 035.0
935.9
Lambs
1 846.3
1 947.1
1 855.6
Pigs
441.7
451.2
450.3

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
tonnes
adjusted
tonnes
estimate
tonnes

Beef
173 698
178 796
175 109
Veal
3 905
2 615
2 469
Mutton
21 193
23 100
20 133
Lamb
37 918
40 321
38 674
Pig meat
32 207
32 679
32 381


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 October 2007 issue of this data is due for release on 3 December 2007.

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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