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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/11/2009   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2008
Jun Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2009
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle (excl. calves)
2 010
1 969
1 983
Calves
203
199
196
Sheep
3 050
2 629
2 534
Lambs
5 053
5 305
5 313
Pigs
1 173
1 125
1 135
Chickens
116 522
118 512
116 599


Sep Qtr 2008
Jun Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2009
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
538 626
531 920
536 683
Veal
6 545
7 815
8 336
Mutton
64 193
55 141
53 783
Lamb
101 893
109 579
110 254
Pig meat
83 969
80 960
81 944
Chicken meat
203 648
208 486
207 071
Wool receivals
94 958
88 660
86 168


Jun Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
Jun Qtr 2009
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 344
2 343
2 349





SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
  • In the September quarter 2009, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings decreased 4% to 2.5 million.
  • The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers decreased 3% to 86 thousand tonnes.
  • The original estimate for exports of live cattle increased 9% in the September quarter to 253 thousand.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2009 12 February 2010



INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings (including chickens), meat production, whole milk intake by factories, market milk sales by factories, receivals of taxable wool by wool brokers and dealers, exports of live sheep and cattle and exports of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed meat. It also includes seasonally adjusted and trend totals for numbers slaughtered, meat produced, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) or by referring to the monthly ABS publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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