7501.0 - Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERS AND OTHER DISPOSALS
  • The gross value of livestock slaughtering and other disposals remained fairly stable at $13.6 billion, with decreases in the values of sheep and lambs partially offsetting the slight increases in the value of other livestock.
  • The gross value of sheep and lambs fell by 6% to $2.7 billion in 2011-12. The number of sheep and lambs slaughtered rose by 4%, but were countered by a 10% fall in average prices.
  • The gross value of cattle and calves remained steady nationally at $7,895 million. In Queensland the value of cattle and calves rose 2% to $3.5 billion, in Victoria the value fell by 2% to $1.3 billion, and there was no change in the gross value of cattle and calves in New South Wales, remaining at $1.6 billion.
  • In 2011-12, the gross value of pigs remained relatively steady at $934 million, with a slight increase in slaughter numbers offset by a fall in average prices.
  • The gross value of poultry remained steady at $2,078 million.
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Footnote(s): (a) Due to confidentiality restrictions data for South Australia (SA) (2007-2012), Western Australia (WA) (2007-2012) and Tasmania (Tas.) (2007-2012) are not available.

Source(s): Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary 2011-12



LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS
  • The gross value of livestock products decreased by 2% to $7.0 billion in 2011-12, driven largely by a 9% fall in the gross value of wool. This decrease was only partly offset by a small increase in the value of whole milk and eggs.


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Footnote(s): (a) Due to confidentiality restrictions data for South Australia (SA) (2007-2012), Western Australia (WA) (2007-2012) and Tasmania (Tas.) (2007-2012) are not available.

Source(s): Value of Principal Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, Preliminary 2011-12