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ABS CATALOGUE NO. 7218.0.55.001
LIVESTOCK AND MEAT, AUSTRALIA,

November 2005

EMBARGO: 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) TUE 10 Jan 2006

NOVEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings fell for the seventh consecutive month, to 585,900. This was the lowest figure recorded since November 1996.
  • The trend estimate for beef production fell for the seventh consecutive month, to 160,100 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since August 2003.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings fell for the sixth consecutive month, to 968,300. This was the lowest figure recorded since January 2005.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production fell for the sixth consecutive month, to 20,200 tonnes. This was the lowest figure recorded since January 2005.

NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
680.6
601.4
585.9
Calves
41.3
73.5
71.6
Sheep
1,178.2
995.1
968.3
Lambs
1,666.5
1,487.5
1,519.2
Pigs
451.7
456.1
451.6

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
187,039
165,908
160,144
Veal
1,940
2,488
2,391
Mutton
25,603
20,778
20,154
Lamb
33,363
30,312
31,021
Pig meat
32,305
32,946
32,739



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 December 2005 issue of this data is due for release on 6 February 2006.

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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