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7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2013  
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LIVESTOCK


LIVESTOCK NUMBERS, at 30 June

2010
2011
2012
'000
'000
'000

Dairy cattle
2 542
2 570
2 733
Meat cattle and calves
24 008
25 936
25 685
Sheep and lambs
68 085
73 099
74 722
Pigs
2 289
2 285
2 138
Chickens for meat
71 290
77 633
80 842
Chickens for eggs(a)
11 734
13 111
13 379

(a) Including hens in moult.


Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)



LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND PRODUCTS

2010
2011
2012

Livestock slaughterings (no.)
Cattle
'000
7 461
7 369
7 201
Calves
'000
903
729
672
Sheep
'000
7 333
5 340
5 175
Lambs
'000
19 478
17 880
18 879
Pigs
'000
4 561
4 643
4 732
Chickens(a)
'000
465 677
549 891
551 339
Meat production (carcass weight)
Beef
'000 t
2 057
2 089
2 074
Veal
'000 t
52
44
41
Mutton
'000 t
162
123
120
Lamb
'000 t
413
391
419
Pig meat
'000 t
331
342
351
Chicken meat (dressed weight)(a)
'000 t
834
1 015
1 030
Wool receivals
'000 t
353
368
348
Whole milk factory intake(b)
ML
9 023
9 100
9 480

(a) Excludes Tas., NT and ACT.
(b) Data collection is based on farm location.


Sources:
Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0)
Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001)
Dairy Australia website


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