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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 4 December 2009
November 2009 8 January 2010
December 2009 3 February 2010
January 2010 4 March 2010
February 2010 8 April 2010



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 referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are now available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and production of bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.


INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK
  • In September 2009, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings increased 1% to 673 thousand.
  • Sheep slaughterings were 805 thousand in September 2009, a decrease of 18% from September 2008.
  • Lamb slaughterings were 1.8 million in September 2009, a 7% rise from September 2008.
  • In September 2009, pig slaughterings increased by less than 1% to 380 thousand.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia - September 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle (excl. calves)
665 476
657 034
673 400
Calves
116 114
62 125
62 634
Sheep
768 042
760 300
805 433
Lambs
1 934 539
1 830 435
1 813 902
Pigs
388 873
375 518
379 657




MEAT
  • In September 2009, the trend estimate for beef production rose 1% to 181 thousand tonnes.
  • At 17 thousand tonnes, mutton production decreased 2% in September 2009.
  • Lamb production increased 1% to 38 thousand tonnes in September 2009.
  • Pig meat production totalled 28 thousand tonnes in September 2009, representing a 1% increase from September 2008.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia - September 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
180 409
176 832
180 853
Veal
4 374
2 770
2 783
Mutton
17 187
16 499
17 325
Lamb
39 348
37 912
37 563
Pig meat
28 379
27 178
27 524




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