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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED

  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings decreased for the third consecutive month, to 665,000, and was 1% lower than the same time in the previous year.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings decreased for the third consecutive month, to 1.0 million, and was 8% higher than the same period last year.
  • The trend estimate for lamb slaughterings increased for the third consecutive month, to 1.6 million, and was down 11% compared to the same time last year.

MEAT PRODUCTION
  • The trend estimate for beef production decreased for the third consecutive month, to 177,000 tonnes, and was unchanged compared to the same period last year.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production decreased for the fifth consecutive month to 21,000 tonnes, however increased 4% compared to same time last year.
  • The trend estimate for lamb production increased for the second consecutive month, to 33,000 tonnes, and was down 16% on the previous year.

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
672.9
662.6
665.3
Calves
119.5
63.1
68.1
Sheep
1,030.6
1,036.2
1,035.3
Lambs
1,805.0
1,720.5
1,646.6
Pigs
378.4
382.7
380.2

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
180,601
176,726
177,323
Veal
2,838
1,899
2,170
Mutton
22,048
21,820
21,449
Lamb
35,365
34,473
32,792
Pig meat
27,125
27,168
27,018



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).


FORTHCOMING ISSUES

The October 2008 issue of these data is due for release on 3 December 2008.

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




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