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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Jun 2005  
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JUNE KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for beef production rose for the seventh consecutive month, to 184,400 tonnes. This was the highest figure recorded since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings rose for the eleventh consecutive month, to 1.6 million. This was the highest figure recorded since September 2000.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings rose for the eighth consecutive month, to 1.1 million. This was the highest figure recorded since January 2003.
  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings rose for the seventh consecutive month, to 683,800. This was the highest figure recorded since January 2003.
  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings fell for the fifth consecutive month, to 438,900. This was the lowest figure recorded since August 2001.

JUNE KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
687.0
665.1
683.8
Calves
77.6
70.8
73.0
Sheep
900.0
1,069.7
1,059.8
Lambs
1,579.2
1,607.8
1,595.7
Pigs
491.1
442.1
438.9

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
182,805
181,292
184,413
Veal
2,731
2,486
2,453
Mutton
17,724
21,947
21,911
Lamb
33,259
33,375
32,888
Pig meat
36,218
32,072
31,882



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).

For more information about these and related statistics, contact John Moody on Hobart 03 6222 5867, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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