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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/02/2009   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2007
Sep Qtr 2008
Dec Qtr 2008
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle (excl. calves)
1 962.7
2 008.9
2 027.1
Calves
210.0
202.7
199.7
Sheep
2 890.1
3 038.4
2 944.9
Lambs
5 322.7
5 047.6
5 192.3
Pigs
1 330.5
1 180.1
1 140.6
Chickens
114 788.9
117 397.7
118 677.4


Dec Qtr 2007
Sep Qtr 2008
Dec Qtr 2008
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
524 836
538 504
539 977
Veal
6 812
6 523
6 599
Mutton
63 060
64 055
61 349
Lamb
111 754
101 803
104 153
Pig meat
96 720
84 458
81 438
Chicken meat
200 303
205 016
208 740
Wool receivals
103 089
94 855
92 072


Sep Qtr 2007
Jun Qtr 2008
Sep Qtr 2008
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 288
2 348
2 383


Cattle slaughterings, Excluding calves - Trend
Graph: Cattle slaughterings Excluding calves Trend

Sheep and lamb slaughterings, Trend
Graph: Sheep and lamb slaughterings Trend




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • In the December quarter 2008, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered increased by 3% to 5.2 million.
  • In the December quarter 2008, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered fell by 3% to 1.1 million.
  • In the December quarter 2008, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered fell by 3% to 2.9 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2009 15 May 2009



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