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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/09/2014   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering monthly trend movements for July 2014:
  • The number of cattle slaughtered remained steady at 752,000 head
  • The number of calves slaughtered was 56,600 head, a decrease of 3%
  • The number of sheep slaughtered was 846,000 head, a decrease of 1%
  • The number of lambs slaughtered remained steady at 1.8 million head
  • The number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 398,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, July 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
846 707
791 472
752 430
Calves
68 228
56 019
56 569
Sheep
558 910
837 337
846 475
Lambs
1 836 494
1 830 549
1 806 135
Pigs
428 216
396 853
398 194

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production monthly trend movements for July 2014:
  • Beef production was 211,000 tonnes, an increase of 1%
  • Veal production was 3,300 tonnes, a decrease of 1%
  • Mutton production was 19,400 tonnes, a decrease of 1%
  • Lamb production remained steady at 39,400 tonnes
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 30,000 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, July 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
231 472
216 696
210 746
Veal
3 968
3 296
3 297
Mutton
12 857
19 289
19 401
Lamb
40 458
40 454
39 401
Pig meat
32 889
29 931
30 008



NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2014 8 October 2014
September 2014 7 November 2014
October 2014 9 December 2014



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 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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