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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/08/2009   
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2009 4 September 2009
August 2009 6 October 2009
September 2009 4 November 2009
October 2009 4 December 2009
November 2009 8 January 2010
December 2009 3 February 2010



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 contacting the ABS or by referring to the quarterly ABS publication Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings decreased 5% to 646 thousand over the last year.
  • Sheep slaughterings decreased 12% to 918 thousand since June 2008.
  • In June 2009, lamb slaughterings were 1.7 million, 7% more than the same time last year.
  • At 373 thousand, pig slaughterings have decreased 7% since June 2008.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia - June 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle (excl. calves)
654 451
646 927
645 816
Calves
66 296
63 941
66 343
Sheep
692 772
902 437
918 493
Lambs
1 595 427
1 748 804
1 746 700
Pigs
392 572
373 115
373 139




MEAT
  • The trend estimate for beef production decreased 4% to 175 thousand tonnes from June 2008.
  • Mutton production dropped 14% to 19 thousand tonnes over the last year.
  • At 36 thousand tonnes, lamb production increased 10% compared to the same time last year.
  • Pig meat production was 27 thousand tonnes, or 7% less than June 2008.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia - June 2009

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
174 381
173 300
174 830
Veal
2 388
2 389
2 404
Mutton
13 795
18 859
19 034
Lamb
32 886
36 144
36 052
Pig meat
28 457
26 705
26 730




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