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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2005   
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SEP QTR KEY FIGURES


TREND ESTIMATES
Sep Qtr 2004
Jun Qtr 2005
Sep Qtr 2005
’000
’000
’000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 980.1
1 944.7
1 902.5
Calves
223.8
205.7
201.2
Sheep
2 795.2
2 964.6
3 003.7
Lambs
4 176.1
4 608.2
4 694.2
Pigs
1 347.0
1 329.8
1 328.7
Chickens
108 439.2
108 678.3
109 113.6

Sep Qtr 2004
Jun Qtr 2005
Sep Qtr 2005
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
526 153
522 532
513 835
Veal
7 667
6 844
6 791
Mutton
58 044
61 357
61 734
Lamb
84 648
95 370
97 509
Pig meat
98 041
96 876
97 045
Chicken meat
181 214
191 490
193 170
Wool receivals

117 781

123 279

123 257

Jun Qtr 2004
Mar Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2005
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 518
2 565
2 631

Graph of cattle slaughterings, September 2001 to September 2005 Graph of sheep and lamb slaughterings, September 2001 to September 2005
SEPTEMBER QTR KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES

  • In September quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered fell by 2% to 1.9 million, the lowest quarterly trend estimate since March quarter 2002.
  • The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in September quarter 2005 fell by 2% to 201,000. This was the lowest quarterly trend estimate since records commenced in September quarter 1979.
  • The trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered in September quarter 2005 rose by 2% to 4.7 million, the highest quarterly trend estimate since September quarter 2000.
  • The trend estimate for chicken meat produced rose slightly to 193,000 tonnes in September quarter 2005. This was the highest quarterly production recorded since records commenced in March quarter 1970.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

An error has been detected in the March quarter 2005 and June quarter 2005 issues of this product which led to an understatement of the live cattle export figures in Table 21. The figures understated were those for September quarter 2004. These errors have been corrected in this issue. Figures for other quarters and for other tables were not affected.


FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.


ABBREVIATIONS

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UHTultra heat treated


FURTHER INFORMATION

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED: Trend


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in September quarter 2005 fell by 2% to 1.9 million.

Graph of number of cattle slaughtered, September 1997 to September 2005



CALVES

The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in September quarter 2005 fell by 2% to 201,000.

Graph of number of calves slaughtered, September 1997 to September 2005



SHEEP AND LAMBS

In September quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased slightly to 3.0 million. The number of lambs slaughtered increased by 2% to 4.7 million.

Graph of number of sheep and lambs slaughtered, September 1997 to September 2005



PIGS

In September quarter 2005, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.

Graph of number of pigs slaughtered, September 1997 to September 2005



MEAT PRODUCTION: Trend


BEEF

In September quarter 2005, the trend estimate for beef production fell by 2% to 514,000 tonnes.
Graph of beef production, September 1997 to September 2005



MUTTON AND LAMB

In September quarter 2005, the trend estimate for mutton production increased slightly to 61,700 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production increased by 2% to 97,500 tonnes.

Graph of mutton and lamb production, September 1997 to September 2005



TOTAL RED MEAT

The trend estimate for red meat production fell slightly to 777,000 tonnes in September quarter 2005. A decrease in beef production was partly offset by an increase in lamb production.

Graph of total red meat production, September 1997 to September 2005



CHICKEN MEAT

The trend estimate for chicken meat production in September quarter 2005 rose slightly to 193,000 tonnes.
Graph of chicken meat production, September 1997 to September 2005



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS: Trend


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in June quarter 2005 increased by 3% to 2.6 billion litres.
Graph of milk production, June 1997 to June 2005



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in September quarter 2005 remained steady at 123,000 tonnes.

Graph of wool receivals, September 1997 to September 2005



LIVESTOCK EXPORTS: Original


EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Live sheep exports rose by 84% to 1.2 million in September quarter 2005. This, combined with a 14% increase in unit value (to $70.20), saw the gross value of live sheep exports increase by 110% to $82.4 million.

Graph of exports of live sheep, September 2001 to September 2005



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

In September quarter 2005, live cattle exports rose by 4% to 157,000. A 2% increase in unit value (to $610.47) saw the gross value of live cattle exports rise by 7% to $95.9 million.

Graph of live cattle exports, September 2001 to September 2005


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