Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/02/2006   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product



DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2005
Dec Qtr 2005
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 991.6
1 883.6
1 819.9
Calves
214.2
207.1
210.5
Sheep
2 790.0
2 945.4
2 878.4
Lambs
4 274.3
4 626.9
4 604.1
Pigs
1 335.2
1 333.3
1 338.1
Chickens
108 963.5
109 030.3
109 825.4

Dec Qtr 2004
Sep Qtr 2005
Dec Qtr 2005
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
532 081
509 304
494 900
Veal
7 197
7 013
7 229
Mutton
57 958
60 884
59 488
Lamb
86 879
94 957
93 803
Pig meat
97 218
96 862
96 985
Chicken meat
185 350
191 080
189 501
Wool receivals
117 103
120 713
117 447

Sep Qtr 2004
Jun Qtr 2005
Sep Qtr 2005
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 494
2 586
2 585

Cattle slaughterings, Excluding calves - Trend
Graph: Cattle slaughterings Excluding calves Trend

Sheep and lamb slaughterings, Trend
Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings Trend



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered fell by 3% to 1.8 million, the lowest quarterly trend estimate since December quarter 1996.
  • In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered rose by 2% to 211,000, the first significant quarterly rise since December 2002.
  • In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for sheep slaughtered fell by 2% to 2.9 million, the lowest quarterly trend estimate since December quarter 2004.
  • In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2006 16 May 2006
June 2006 14 August 2006



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Frank Costin on Hobart (03) 6222 5838.



SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)



The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in December quarter 2005 fell by 3% to 1.8 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves



The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in December quarter 2005 rose by 2% to 211,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and Lambs



In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered decreased by 2% to 2.9 million. The number of lambs slaughtered decreased slightly to 4.6 million.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs



In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.



MEAT PRODUCTION TREND


BEEF

Graph: Beef



In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for beef production fell by 3% to 495,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and Lamb



In December quarter 2005, the trend estimate for mutton production decreased by 2% to 59,500 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production decreased slightly to 93,800 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat



The trend estimate for red meat production fell by 2% to 752,000 tonnes in December quarter 2005.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat



The trend estimate for chicken meat production in December quarter 2005 fell slightly to 190,000 tonnes.



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS TREND


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole milk intake by factories



The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in September quarter 2005 remained steady at 2.6 billion litres.



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

Graph: Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool



The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in December quarter 2005 fell by 3% to 117,000 tonnes.



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS ORIGINAL


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Exports of live sheep



Live sheep exports rose by 25% to 1.5million in December quarter 2005. A slight fall in unit value (to$69.18) saw gross value of live sheep exports increase by 23% to $101million.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Exports of live cattle



In December quarter 2005, live cattle exports fell by 35% to 103,000. An 18% increase in unit value (to$719.55) saw the gross value of live cattle exports decrease by 23% to $73.9million.

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.