Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Apr 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2013   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product



SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering trend movements for April 2013:
  • Cattle slaughterings continued to increase, up by 1% to 678,000, the highest figure since March 2007
  • The number of calves slaughtered continued to increase, up by 1% to 61,100 head
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 6% to 855,000, the highest figure since May 2009
  • The number of lambs slaughtered remained steady at 1.8 million head
  • Pig slaughterings remained steady at 403,000 head

Graph Image for Number of Livestock Slaughtered, Australia

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, April 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
672 416
675 330
678 015
Calves
62 817
59 116
61 113
Sheep
801 888
910 825
854 969
Lambs
1 717 637
1 760 302
1 836 436
Pigs
398 133
404 281
402 581

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for April 2013:
  • Beef production remained steady at 189,000 tonnes
  • Veal production declined by 1% to 3,300 tonnes
  • Mutton production continued its recovery, up by 6% to 19,300 tonnes
  • Lamb production remained steady at 39,000 tonnes
  • Pig meat increased by 1% to 30,500 tonnes, the highest level since April 2008

Graph Image for Meat production, Australia

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, April 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
185 370
187 828
188 865
Veal
3 384
3 214
3 278
Mutton
17 166
20 481
19 255
Lamb
37 167
37 214
38 947
Pig meat
30 577
30 761
30 541



FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2013 9 July 2013
June 2013 2 August 2013
July 2013 5 September 2013



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

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.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.