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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2011   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
Mar Qtr 2011
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number Slaughtered(a)
Cattle (excl.calves)
1 838
1 863
1 827
Calves
235
184
183
Sheep
1 698
1 434
1 352
Lambs
4 727
4 544
4 383
Pigs
1 146
1 159
1 149
Chickens
117 064
137 625
138 514

(a) A new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

Mar Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
Mar Qtr 2011
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced(a)
Beef
507 421
526 611
522 559
Veal
14 213
11 255
11 795
Mutton
37 799
32 768
30 817
Lamb
101 327
98 235
95 527
Pig meat
83 334
85 233
84 370
Chicken meat
209 593
254 528
258 752
Wool receivals
nya
nya
nya

nya not yet available
(a) A new methodology and revised definitions have been adopted for producing estimates of livestock slaughtering and meat production. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.

Dec Qtr 2009
Sep Qtr 2010
Dec Qtr 2010
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 230
2 282
2 237




MARCH KEY POINTS
  • In the March quarter 2011, sheep slaughterings fell 6%.
  • Lamb slaughterings fell 4% to 4.4 million in the March quarter 2011.
  • The estimate for live sheep exports in the March quarter 2011 fell 37%.
  • The export estimate for cattle fell 32% to 148 thousand in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2011 22 August 2011



INTRODUCTION

This publication presents statistics on livestock slaughterings, meat production, whole milk intake by factories, market milk sales by factories, receivals of taxable wool by brokers and dealers, exports of live sheep and cattle and exports of fresh, chilled, frozen and processed meat. It also includes seasonally adjusted and trend estimates of slaughtering, meat production, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics or by referring to the monthly publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Final estimates for wool receivals for the March quarter 2011 are not yet available. These data, including updated seasonally adjusted and trend estimates, for the March quarter 2011 will be published in the coming weeks.

A coverage exercise has been undertaken to review the quality of the sampling frame for the Poultry and Game Birds Collection. Although the updated Poultry estimates will be reflective of the improved sampling frame, the frame updates have had a negligible impact on the associated time series.


CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES

The ABS is reviewing the way estimates are disseminated in Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0.). The aim of the review is to ensure information is communicated in a relevant and accessible manner. Further details will be available in forthcoming issues of this publication.


EFFECT OF QUEENSLAND FLOODS

Extensive flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland and was more wide spread in both Queensland and other states in January 2011. Any impact on these estimates that is directly attributable to the floods cannot be determined.


INQUIRIES

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


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