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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Feb 2012  
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2012 9 May 2012
April 2012 4 June 2012
May 2012 5 July 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 February 2012 the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings remained steady at 621 thousand.

Calf slaughterings increased by 1% to 59 thousand in February 2012.

In February 2012, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings decreased by 1% to 427 thousand.

Lamb slaughterings increased by 2% to 1.6 million in February 2012.

The trend estimate for pig slaughterings remained steady at 398 thousand in February 2012.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, February 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
620 327
619 847
620 717
Calves
31 565
58 349
58 546
Sheep
479 867
402 554
426 539
Lambs
1 641 332
1 620 346
1 563 494
Pigs
385 501
400 870
397 870

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

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In February 2012 the trend estimate for beef production remained steady at 178 thousand tonnes.

Veal production increased by 1% in February 2012 to 4 thousand tonnes but decreased by 10% compared to February 2011.

In February 2012, the production of mutton decreased by 1% to 10 thousand tonnes.

Lamb production in February 2012 increased by 2% to 34 thousand tonnes.

The trend estimate for production of pig meat in February 2012 increased by 1% to 29 thousand tonnes.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, February 2012

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
179 151
176 936
177 833
Veal
2 695
3 297
3 571
Mutton
10 775
9 522
9 891
Lamb
37 325
36 062
34 351
Pig meat
28 393
29 628
29 395




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