JUNE KEY POINTS
- The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings increased for the twelfth consecutive month, to 1.1 million, and was 13% higher than same period last year.
- The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings increased for the fifth consecutive month, to 679,000, and was 3% higher than same time in the previous year.
- The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings decreased for the eighth consecutive month, to 1.6 million, and was 7% down compared to the same time last year.
JUNE KEY FIGURES
- The trend estimate for mutton production was little changed compared to last month, however increased 21% compared to the same time last year.
- The trend estimate for beef production increased for the fifth consecutive month, to 183,000 tonnes, and was 5% higher than the same period in the previous year.
- The trend estimate for lamb production decreased for the eighth consecutive month, to 32,000 tonnes, and was 8% down on the previous year.
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).
The July 2008 issue of this data is due for release on 2 September 2008.
For more information about these and related statistics contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.