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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Feb 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2004   
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FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings fell for the ninth consecutive month, to 449,100. The industry reported continuing pressure from pork imports which were at record levels and from a strong Australian dollar which is reducing export viability.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings rose for the sixth consecutive month, to 920,800 but is still significantly below the levels of recent years.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings rose for the sixth consecutive month, to 1.4 million. A combination of limited supply and strong competition for trade weight lambs is driving a buoyant market.

FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
625.7
638.9
657.0
Calves
36.3
86.8
99.3
Sheep
1,030.2
939.4
920.8
Lambs
1,388.0
1,402.2
1,412.7
Pigs
428.4
443.1
449.1

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
164,952
168,129
171,898
Veal
1,961
2,868
3,282
Mutton
21,505
19,997
19,706
Lamb
29,119
29,119
29,485
Pig meat
30,483
32,076
32,446



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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