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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jul 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2007   
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JULY KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings declined for the eighth consecutive month to 794,000. This was the lowest figure recorded since October 2003.
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings declined for the seventh consecutive month to 639,000. This was the lowest figure recorded since January 2006.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production declined for the eighth consecutive month, to 16,300 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since September 2003.
  • The trend estimate for beef production decreased for the seventh consecutive month, to 172,000 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since December 2005.

JULY KEY FIGURES


Seasonally
Trend
LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED
Original
adjusted
estimate
'000
'000
'000

Cattle
669.6
646.5
639.4
Calves
93.6
77.2
74.6
Sheep
564.4
772.2
794.0
Lambs
1 558.3
1 664.7
1 638.5
Pigs
447.9
454.0
444.5

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
tonnes
adjusted
tonnes
estimate
tonnes

Beef
178 669
177 923
172 199
Veal
2 785
2 524
2 473
Mutton
11 698
15 781
16 292
Lamb
31 649
33 550
33 075
Pig meat
32 572
32 319
32 011


NOTES

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).


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The August 2007 issue of this data is due for release on 3 October 2007.

For more information about these and related statistics, contact Nigel Gibson on Hobart (03) 6222 5940, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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