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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Mar 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/05/2005   
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MARCH KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for calf slaughterings fell for the fifteenth consecutive month, to 65,800. This was the lowest figure recorded since records began in July 1979.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings rose for the eighth consecutive month, to 1.5 million. This was the highest figure recorded since January 2002.
  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings rose for the fourth consecutive month, to 452,700.

MARCH KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
694.4
675.7
660.7
Calves
43.0
67.6
65.8
Sheep
1,055.1
978.1
972.9
Lambs
1,514.8
1,455.5
1,456.2
Pigs
488.4
461.7
452.7

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
187,869
182,925
178,078
Veal
1,935
2,166
2,059
Mutton
21,525
20,735
20,565
Lamb
31,876
30,469
30,523
Pig meat
34,856
33,221
32,984



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).

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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