Livestock Slaughter Down September 2010

Livestock Slaughter Down September 2010

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

The Australian Bureau Of Statistics has released Livestock Slaughter and Meat Produced statistics for September 2010.

SUMMARY COMMENTARY

Victor P Taffa

 

 

LIVESTOCK

  • In September 2010, the trend estimate for cattle slaughtering fell, down 1% from August 2010 to 629,000.
  • Calf slaughtering were down 4% from August 2010. Sustained falls over a number of months has seen calf slaughtering decline by 21% compared to September 2009.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughtering in September 2010 increased to 536,000 a 3% rise from August 2010, but still down 25% from September 2009.
  • Lamb slaughtering in September 2010 fell, down 2% from August 2010 and 11% from September 2009.
  • In September, the trend estimate for pig slaughtering remained steady.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia – September 2010


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

no.

no.

no.


Cattle(a)

600, 270

594, 287

629, 017

Calves

103, 644

57, 634

57, 899

Sheep

556, 060

551, 297

535, 663

Lambs

1, 520, 543

1, 387, 143

1, 510, 781

Pigs

404, 034

391, 686

396, 230


(a) Excludes calves

MEAT

  • In September 2010, the trend estimate for beef production fell by 1% from August 2010 to 174, 000┬átonnes.
  • Veal production fell by 7% from August 2010 and was down 22% from September 2009.
  • The trend estimate for mutton production rose to 12,000 tonnes, an increase of 3% from August 2010, but still down 19% from September 2009.
  • In September 2010, production of lamb fell by 2% from August 2010 to 33,000 tonnes. Lamb production was down 7% compared to September 2009.
  • The trend estimate for production of pig meat remained steady.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia – September 2010


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

t

t

t


Beef

166, 309

164, 049

173, 721

Veal

4, 603

3, 103

3, 192

Mutton

13, 076

12, 698

12, 447

Lamb

31, 643

30, 191

33, 269

Pig meat

30, 002

28, 503

28, 857