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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/08/2014   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering monthly trend movements for June 2014:
  • Cattle slaughterings remained steady at 742,000 head
  • The number of calves slaughtered decreased by 3% to 59,100 head
  • The number of sheep slaughtered remained steady at 874,000 head
  • Lamb slaughterings decreased by less than 1% to 1.8 million head
  • The number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 400,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, June 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
750 938
740 785
742 396
Calves
59 408
58 098
59 139
Sheep
588 696
876 414
874 380
Lambs
1 616 468
1 757 768
1 790 992
Pigs
412 068
402 737
399 681

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production monthly trend movements for June 2014:
  • The production of beef remained steady at 206,000 tonnes
  • Veal production decreased by 3% to 3,330 tonnes
  • Mutton production remained steady at 20,100 tonnes
  • The production of lamb decreased by less than 1% to 38,600 tonnes
  • The production of pig meat remained steady at 30,100 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
204 847
205 877
206 022
Veal
3 428
3 388
3 333
Mutton
13 107
20 360
20 056
Lamb
35 587
37 825
38 631
Pig meat
31 907
30 411
30 094



NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2014 10 September 2014
August 2014 8 October 2014
September 2014 7 November 2014



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 and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small 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.


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