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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2012 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2012 9 October 2012
September 2012 7 November 2012



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 and include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments. More detailed information on this series can be obtained by referring to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) quarterly publication, Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).

Additional time series spreadsheets containing state/territory and national data are available from the Downloads tab for this publication. These spreadsheets contain original, seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for slaughtering and meat production for bulls, bullocks and steers, cows and heifers, cattle (excluding calves), calves, sheep, lambs and pigs.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

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In July 2012 the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings decreased by 1% to 580 thousand.

Calf slaughterings decreased by 4% to 50 thousand in July 2012.

In July 2012, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings increased by 2% to 477 thousand.

Lamb slaughterings increased by 1% to 1.7 million in July 2012.

The trend estimate for pig slaughterings remained steady at 394 thousand in July 2012.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, July 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
614 274
598 454
580 294
Calves
60 239
49 399
50 149
Sheep
319 808
474 075
477 307
Lambs
1 643 337
1 749 109
1 720 152
Pigs
401 984
393 421
393 947

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

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In July 2012 the trend estimate for beef production decreased by 1% to 167 thousand tonnes.

Veal production decreased by 3% in July 2012 to 3 thousand tonnes.

In July 2012, the production of mutton increased by 2% to 11 thousand tonnes.

Lamb production in July 2012 increased by 1% to 38 thousand tonnes.

The trend estimate for production of pig meat in July 2012 remained steady at 30 thousand tonnes.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, July 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
175 512
171 446
167 035
Veal
3 288
3 070
3 046
Mutton
7 331
10 914
10 981
Lamb
37 215
39 202
38 493
Pig meat
30 725
29 523
29 502




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