In Agriculture

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

The Australian Bureau Of Statistics has released livestock statistics for March 2010.

MARCH KEY POINTS

Victor P Taffa

  • For the March quarter 2010, the trend estimate for cattle slaughterings decreased 3% to 1.8 Million.
  • The trend estimate for sheep slaughterings in the March quarter 2010 decreased 13% to 1.9 Million.
  • For the March quarter 2010, lamb slaughterings decreased 5% to 4.7 Million.
  • Total red meat production in the March quarter 2010 decreased 3% to 734,000 tonnes.

MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar Qtr 2009

Dec Qtr 2009

Mar Qtr 2010

TREND ESTIMATES

‘000

‘000

‘000


Number slaughtered
Cattle (excl. calves)

1, 977

1, 882

1, 833

Calves

200

196

200

Sheep

2, 758

2, 215

1, 934

Lambs

5, 320

4, 938

4, 690

Pigs

1, 115

1, 154

1, 152

Chickens

nya

nya

nya


nya not yet available

 

Mar Qtr 2009

Dec Qtr 2009

Mar Qtr 2010

tonnes

tonnes

tonnes


Meat produced
Beef

530, 848

510, 784

497, 306

Veal

7, 147

9, 499

10, 246

Mutton

57 ,364

47, 746

42, 469

Lamb

108, 774

104, 163

100, 934

Pig meat

80, 070

83, 296

83, 492

Chicken meat

nya

nya

nya

Wool receivals

90, 652

88, 912

89, 900


nya not yet available

 

Dec Qtr 2008

Sep Qtr 2009

Dec Qtr 2009

ML

ML

ML


Whole milk intake by factories

2, 357

2, 258

2, 203


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