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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2006   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2006
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 887.5
1 951.3
1 955.2
Calves
207.4
207.4
205.9
Sheep
2 954.1
3 111.8
3 235.8
Lambs
4 622.6
4 830.5
4 969.4
Pigs
1 345.9
1 329.0
1 315.4
Chickens
108 964.4
110 685.9
112 106.6

Sep Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2006
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
510 318
530 125
535 731
Veal
6 948
6 951
7 082
Mutton
61 042
64 552
67 573
Lamb
95 032
99 150
102 472
Pig meat
97 744
95 838
94 863
Chicken meat
190 821
198 197
200 256
Wool receivals
120 721
122 719
119 872

Jun Qtr 2005
Mar Qtr 2006
Jun Qtr 2006
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 578
2 535
2 586

Cattle slaughterings,
Excluding calves - Trend
Graph: Cattle slaughterings Excluding calves Trend

Sheep and lamb slaughterings,
Trend

Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings Trend



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered remained steady at 2.0 million.
  • In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 4% to 3.2 million.
  • In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered increased by 3% to 5.0 million.
  • In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for pigs slaughtered decreased slightly to 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2006 14 February 2007
March 2007 14 May 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.



INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)



The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in September quarter 2006 remained steady at 2.0 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves



The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in September quarter 2006 decreased slightly to 206,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and Lambs



In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 4% to 3.2 million. The number of lambs slaughtered increased by 3% to 5.0 million.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs



In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered decreased slightly to 1.3 million.



MEAT PRODUCTION TREND


BEEF

Graph: Beef



In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for beef production increased slightly to 536,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and Lamb



In September quarter 2006, the trend estimate for mutton production increased by 5% to 67,600 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production increased by 3% to 102,000 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat



The trend estimate for red meat production increased slightly to 808,000 tonnes in September quarter 2006.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat



The trend estimate for chicken meat production increased slightly to 200,000 tonnes in September quarter 2006.



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS TREND


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole milk intake by factories



The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in June quarter 2006 increased by 2% to 2.6 billion litres.



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

Graph: Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool



The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in September quarter 2006 decreased by 2% to 120,000 tonnes.



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS ORIGINAL


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Exports of live sheep



Live sheep exports rose by 57% to 1.2 million in September quarter 2006. Gross value rose by 65% for the quarter, up to $83.6 million. Unit value rose by 5% to $71.68.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Exports of live cattle



In September quarter 2006, live cattle exports rose by 4% to 189,000. Gross value rose by 12% for the quarter, up to $128 million. Unit value rose by 7% to $680.43.

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