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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia - Electronic Publication, Sep 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2004   
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for the number of cattle slaughtered rose slightly to 679,200. This was the sixth consecutive monthly increase.
  • The trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered fell for the fifth consecutive month, down 3% to 881,100.
  • The trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered fell slightly to 449,600. This was the sixth consecutive monthly decrease and the lowest monthly estimate since November 2001.

SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


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

Cattle
708.4
677.0
679.2
Calves
139.0
67.2
69.8
Sheep
829.1
846.0
881.1
Lambs
1,360.9
1,313.0
1,252.5
Pigs
467.0
452.8
449.6

Seasonally
Trend
MEAT PRODUCED
Original
adjusted
estimate
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beef
187,522
178,872
179,280
Veal
3,935
2,507
2,479
Mutton
17,458
17,221
17,782
Lamb
26,587
26,439
26,507
Pig meat
34,230
32,694
32,457



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).

For more information about these and related statistics, contact John Moody on Hobart 03 6222 5867, or the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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