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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/05/2009   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2008
Dec Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle (excl. calves)
1 974.1
2 000.4
1 980.8
Calves
204.9
202.1
200.1
Sheep
3 047.8
2 902.9
2 749.3
Lambs
5 133.3
5 220.3
5 353.9
Pigs
1 293.5
1 134.6
1 101.6
Chickens
115 235.5
118 896.8
119 964.6


Mar Qtr 2008
Dec Qtr 2008
Mar Qtr 2009
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
529 932
535 893
530 113
Veal
6 475
6 879
7 152
Mutton
66 342
60 550
57 225
Lamb
106 937
105 646
108 859
Pig meat
93 647
81 291
79 143
Chicken meat
199 665
209 195
211 978
Wool receivals
101 142
92 700
91 612


Dec Qtr 2007
Sep Qtr 2008
Dec Qtr 2008
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 287
2 363
2 359



MARCH KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • In the March quarter 2009, pig slaughterings decreased 3% to 1,102 thousand tonnes.
  • Mutton production decreased 5% to 57 thousand tonnes.
  • Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool dropped 9% to 92 thousand tonnes in the year to the March quarter 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2009 14 August 2009
September 2009 13 November 2009



INTRODUCTION

This publcation presents statistics on livestock slaughterings (including chickens), meat production, milk intake by factories, market milk sales by factories, receivals of wool by brokers and dealers, exports of live sheep and cattle and exports of meat. It also includes seasonally adjusted and trend totals for numbers slaughtered, meat produced, whole milk intake and wool receivals. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) or by referring to the monthly ABS publication Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001).


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The number of tables released in the PDF of this publication have been reduced since the December 2008 release to include only summary data. More detailed data formerly contained within the PDF of this publication can now be found in the relevant Time Series Spreadsheets on the Downloads tab of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


INQUIRIES

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


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