Meat & Livestock Slaughter March 2011

Meat & Livestock Slaughter March 2011

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Summary Commentary

Victor P Taffa

LIVESTOCK

  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings in March 2011 remained steady compared to February 2011.
  • Calf slaughterings in March 2011 fell 1% to 64,000 compared to February 2011 and fell 20% compared to March 2010.
  • In March 2011, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings fell 3% to 406,000 from February 2011 and decreased 24% compared to March 2010.
  • Lamb slaughterings fell 1% to 1.4 Million in March 2011 compared to February 2011.
  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings in March 2011 was little changed from February 2011 at 378,000.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia – March 2011


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

no.

no.

no.


Cattle(a)

651, 938

593, 680

612, 367

Calves

45, 655

55, 656

64, 408

Sheep

434, 711

398, 736

406, 610

Lambs

1, 492, 286

1, 431, 766

1, 438, 382

Pigs

411, 099

376, 289

377, 570


(a) Excludes calves

MEAT

  • In March 2011, the trend estimate for beef production remained steady compared to February 2011.
  • Veal production in March 2011 was little changed compared to February 2011 at 4,000 tonnes.
  • In March 2011, the production of mutton decreased to 9,000 tonnes, a fall of 3% from February 2011 and a fall of 21% from March 2010.
  • Lamb production was little changed in March 2011 at 32,000 tonnes compared to February 2011.
  • In March 2011, the trend estimate for production of pig meat remained steady at 28,000 tonnes compared to February 2011.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia – March 2011


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

t

t

t


Beef

186, 671

169, 006

174, 027

Veal

3, 533

3, 478

4, 181

Mutton

9, 748

9, 221

9, 405

Lamb

33, 420

31, 743

31, 631

Pig meat

30, 161

27, 547

27, 765