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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Aug 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/10/2014   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering monthly trend movements for August 2014:
  • The number of cattle slaughtered was 774,000 head, an increase of 1%
  • The number of calves slaughtered was 55,000 head, a decrease of 2%
  • The number of sheep slaughtered was 838,000 head, a decrease of 1%
  • The number of lambs slaughtered was 1.8 million head, an increase of 1%
  • The number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 401,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, August 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
796 878
788 092
773 589
Calves
97 217
55 787
54 958
Sheep
691 185
843 167
837 923
Lambs
1 838 315
1 892 952
1 848 106
Pigs
391 721
402 131
400 526

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production monthly trend movements for August 2014:
  • Beef production was 218,000 tonnes, an increase of 1%
  • Veal production remained steady at 3,390 tonnes
  • Mutton production remained steady at 19,800 tonnes
  • Lamb production was 40,600 tonnes, an increase of 1%
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 30,200 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, August 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
220 488
217 875
217 762
Veal
4 402
3 553
3 390
Mutton
16 887
20 146
19 804
Lamb
40 459
41 973
40 580
Pig meat
30 037
30 420
30 237




NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2014 7 November 2014
October 2014 9 December 2014
November 2014 16 January 2015



REVISIONS

Since the last issue of this publication, data for the following commodities have been revised:
  • Cattle slaughter and meat production, New South Wales, for July 2014.


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