7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2012  
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LIVESTOCK NUMBERS, at 30 June

2001
2006
2011
'000
'000
'000

Dairy cattle(a)
3 217
2 788
2 570
Meat cattle and calves
24 504
25 605
25 936
Sheep and lambs
110 928
91 028
73 099
Pigs
2 748
2 733
2 285
Chickens for meat
77 231
78 448
77 633
Chickens for eggs(b)
14 276
15 936
13 111

(a) Excluding house cows.
(b) Including hens in moult.


Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)



LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERINGS AND PRODUCTS

2001
2006
2011

Livestock slaughterings (no.)
Cattle
'000
7 941
7 580
7 369
Calves
'000
1 038
821
729
Sheep
'000
16 628
11 830
5 340
Lambs
'000
18 629
18 666
17 880
Pigs
'000
5 016
5 370
4 643
Chickens(a)
'000
398 869
437 864
549 891
Meat production (carcass weight)
Beef
'000 t
2 086
2 050
2 089
Veal
'000 t
33
28
44
Mutton
'000 t
348
244
123
Lamb
'000 t
367
382
391
Pig meat
'000 t
365
389
342
Chicken meat (dressed weight)(a)
'000 t
619
773
1 015
Wool receivals
'000 t
590
473
368
Whole milk factory intake(b)
ML
10 546
10 089
9 101

(a) Excludes Tas., NT and ACT. Data for 2001 includes ACT.
(b) Data collection for 2006 and 2011 is based on farm location.


Sources:
Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no. 7215.0)
Livestock and Meat, Australia (cat. no. 7218.0.55.001)
Dairy Australia website