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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/09/2013   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering trend movements for July 2013:
  • Cattle slaughterings increased by 1% to 706,000 head, the highest since January 2007
  • The number of calves slaughtered decreased by 2% to 55,000 head
  • Sheep slaughterings increased by 3% to 970,000 head, the highest since June 2008
  • The number of lambs slaughtered decreased by 1% to 1.8 million head
  • Pig slaughterings remained steady at 403,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, July 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
759 036
719 299
705 623
Calves
66 286
54 192
54 761
Sheep
651 728
1 004 452
970 203
Lambs
1 775 080
1 785 809
1 787 032
Pigs
438 717
404 991
402 830

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production trend movements for July 2013:
  • Beef production increased by 1% to a record 196,000 tonnes
  • Veal production increased by 1% to 3,400 tonnes
  • Mutton production increased by 2% to 21,000 tonnes
  • Lamb production decreased by 1% to 38,000 tonnes
  • Pig meat remained steady at 30,000 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, July 2013

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
209 961
198 862
195 612
Veal
4 132
3 446
3 385
Mutton
13 916
21 844
20 987
Lamb
37 669
37 691
37 575
Pig meat
33 580
30 344
30 305





NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2013 8 October 2013
September 2013 8 November 2013
October 2013 6 December 2013



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

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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