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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2006  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 2005
Sep Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
TREND ESTIMATES
'000
'000
'000

Number slaughtered
Cattle
1 878.7
2 004.7
2 056.7
Calves
207.6
222.1
241.8
Sheep
2 920.6
3 354.1
3 595.0
Lambs
4 616.5
4 961.8
5 025.8
Pigs
1 349.2
1 326.6
1 329.7
Chickens
109 351.4
111 846.2
112 577.0

Dec Qtr 2005
Sep Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Meat produced
Beef
507 797
543 504
555 151
Veal
6 876
7 435
7 992
Mutton
60 156
69 036
73 307
Lamb
94 217
101 958
103 167
Pig meat
97 700
95 290
95 063
Chicken meat
191 923
200 074
200 058
Wool receivals
121 723
117 578
113 123

Sep Qtr 2005
Jun Qtr 2006
Sep Qtr 2006
ML
ML
ML

Whole milk intake by factories
2 539
2 602
2 656

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 December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered increased by 3% to 2.1 million.
  • In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 7% to 3.6 million.
  • In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered increased slightly to 5.0 million.
  • In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2007 14 May 2007
June 2007 14 August 2007
September 2007 14 November 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



FORTHCOMING CHANGES

There are no forthcoming changes.



INQUIRIES

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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


WHOLE MILK INTAKE BY FACTORIES

Graph: Whole milk intake by factories


The trend estimate for whole milk intake by factories in September quarter 2006 increased by 2% to 2.7 billion litres.



BROKERS AND DEALERS RECEIVALS OF TAXABLE WOOL

Graph: Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool


The trend estimate for wool receivals by brokers and dealers in December quarter 2006 decreased by 4% to 113,000 tonnes.



CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)


The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered in December quarter 2006 increased by 3% to 2.1 million.



CALVES

Graph: Calves


The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in December quarter 2006 increased by 9% to 242,000.



SHEEP AND LAMBS

Graph: Sheep and Lambs


In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 7% to 3.6 million. The number of lambs slaughtered increased slightly to 5.0 million.



PIGS

Graph: Pigs


In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 1.3 million.



BEEF

Graph: Beef


In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for beef production increased by 2% to 555,000 tonnes.



MUTTON AND LAMB

Graph: Mutton and Lamb


In December quarter 2006, the trend estimate for mutton production increased by 6% to 73,300 tonnes. The trend estimate for lamb production increased slightly to 103,000 tonnes.



TOTAL RED MEAT

Graph: Total red meat


The trend estimate for red meat production increased by 2% to 835,000 tonnes in December quarter 2006.



CHICKEN MEAT

Graph: Chicken meat


The trend estimate for chicken meat production remained steady at 200,000 tonnes in December quarter 2006.



EXPORTS OF LIVE SHEEP

Graph: Exports of live sheep


Live sheep exports rose by 19% to 1.4 million in December quarter 2006. Gross value rose by 17% for the quarter, up to $97.8 million. Unit value fell by 2% to $70.40.



EXPORTS OF LIVE CATTLE

Graph: Exports of live cattle


In December quarter 2006, live cattle exports fell by 27% to 136,000. Gross value fell by 26% for the quarter, down to $94.2 million. Unit value rose by 2% to $692.44.

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