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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, September 2010 Quality Declaration 
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NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2010 7 December 2010
November 2010 17 January 2011
December 2010 8 February 2011



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 (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).

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

The ABS welcomes any comments from readers regarding the usefulness, range and quality of the statistics presented in this publication. Comments can be forwarded to: The Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively email <agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au> or phone (03) 6222 5939.


CHANGES IN FORTHCOMING ISSUES

As part of the ongoing quaIity review of the Livestock Collection, a coverage exercise has been undertaken to review the quality of the collection sample frame and enable revision of the constant factor (applied to account for production from small abattoirs). Updates to the sample frame and constant factor will be applied prior to the release of the October 2010 issue of Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001). Whilst such updates will assist in ensuring the quality of estimates from the October 2010 cycle onwards, these updates are anticipated to have a minor impact on the collection estimates.

Further information will be provided in the October 2010 issue of 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.


SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK
  • In September 2010, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings fell, down 1% from August 2010 to 629 thousand.
  • Calf slaughterings were down 4% from August 2010. Sustained falls over a number of months has seen calf slaughterings decline by 21% compared to September 2009.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings in September 2010 increased to 536 thousand, a 3% rise from August 2010, but still down 25% from September 2009.
  • Lamb slaughterings in September 2010 fell, down 2% from August 2010 and 11% from September 2009.
  • In September, the trend estimate for pig slaughterings remained steady.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia - September 2010

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
600 270
594 287
629 017
Calves
103 644
57 634
57 899
Sheep
556 060
551 297
535 663
Lambs
1 520 543
1 387 143
1 510 781
Pigs
404 034
391 686
396 230

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT
  • In September 2010, the trend estimate for beef production fell by 1% from August 2010 to 174 thousand tonnes.
  • Veal production fell by 7% from August 2010 and was down 22% from September 2009.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production rose to 12 thousand tonnes, an increase of 3% from August 2010, but still down 19% from September 2009.
  • In September 2010, production of lamb fell by 2% from August 2010 to 33 thousand tonnes. Lamb production was down 7% compared to September 2009.
  • The trend estimate for production of pig meat remained steady.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia - September 2010

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
166 309
164 049
173 721
Veal
4 603
3 103
3 192
Mutton
13 076
12 698
12 447
Lamb
31 643
30 191
33 269
Pig meat
30 002
28 503
28 857




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