Australian Bureau of Statistics
7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/01/2012
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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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In November 2011 the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings remained steady at 612 thousand.
Calf slaughterings showed little movement from the previous month but decreased 13% from November 2010 to 55 thousand.
In November 2011, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings increased by 3% to 444 thousand.
Lamb slaughterings of 1.5 million fell by 2% compared to October 2011.
The trend estimate for pig slaughterings remained steady at 391 thousand in November 2011.
In November 2011 the trend estimate for beef production remained steady at 177 thousand tonnes.
Veal production remained steady at 3 thousand tonnes over the month but decreased 12% compared to November 2010.
In November 2011, the production of mutton increased by 2% from October 2011 to 10 thousand tonnes.
Lamb production fell 3% in November 2011 to 32 thousand tonnes.
The trend estimate for production of pig meat in November 2011 decreased 1% from October 2011 to 29 thousand tonnes.
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