Australian Bureau of Statistics
7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2011 Quality Declaration
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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 and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).
Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.
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The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings in July 2011 remained steady at 591 thousand compared to June 2011.
Calf slaughterings in July 2011 fell by 2% to 55 thousand compared to June 2011 and fell 15% compared to July 2010.
In July 2011, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings fell 2% to 355 thousand from June 2011 and decreased 30% compared to July 2010.
Lamb slaughterings in July 2011 increased by 3% to 1.6 million compared to June 2011.
The trend estimate for pig slaughterings in July 2011 increased by 1% to 393 thousand compared to June 2011.
In July 2011, the trend estimate for beef production remained steady at 171 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.
Veal production in July 2011 fell by 2% to 4 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.
In July 2011, the production of mutton decreased to 8 thousand tonnes, a fall of 1% from June 2011 and a fall of 28% from July 2010.
Lamb production in July 2011 increased by 3% to 36 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.
In July 2011, the trend estimate for production of pig meat increased by 1% to 29 thousand tonnes compared to June 2011.
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This page last updated 5 October 2011