7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2010
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/02/2011
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
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 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 estimates of slaughtering, meat production, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics or by referring to the monthly publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
A coverage exercise has been undertaken to review the quality of the sampling frame for the Poultry and Game Birds Collection. Although the updated Poultry estimates will be reflective of the improved sampling frame, the frame updates have had a negligible impact on the associated time series.
As a result of a quality review of the Livestock collection, a new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.
CHANGES TO FORTHCOMING ISSUES
Flooding in Queensland began in late December 2010. It is expected that the initial impact of this and floods in other states will be reflected in the March quarter 2011 issue of this publication.
The Livestock and Meat Survey collections for the December quarter 2010 were not affected by the floods.
Further information, including details of associated impacts on time series, will be provided in the March quarter 2011 issue of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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