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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Apr 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/06/2007   
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APRIL KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for calve slaughterings increased for the tenth consecutive month to 87,400.
    This was the highest figure recorded since June 2003.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings declined for the fifth consecutive month to 1.0 million.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production declined for fifth consecutive month, to 21,400 tonnes.
  • The trend estimate for lamb production increased for the fourth consecutive month, to 35,100 tonnes.

APRIL KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
635.4
685.9
693.5
Calves
68.5
89.0
87.4
Sheep
944.1
1,008.0
1,047.8
Lambs
1,700.7
1,692.9
1,723.5
Pigs
393.0
429.6
439.8

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
167,907
185,123
187,514
Veal
2,303
2,799
2,713
Mutton
18,456
20,718
21,366
Lamb
35,180
34,690
35,118
Pig meat
28,521
30,988
31,672


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 May 2007 issue of this data is due for release on 4 July 2007.

For more information about these and related statistics, contact Daniel Lester on Hobart (03) 6222 5943, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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