Meat Production & Livestock Slaughter June 2011

Meat Production & Livestock Slaughter June 2011

Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Summary Commentary

Victor P Taffa

Livestock

  • The trend estimate for cattle slaughterings in June 2011 increased by 1% to 610,000 compared to May 2011.
  • Calf slaughterings in June 2011 fell by 2% to 56,000 compared to May 2011 and fell 17% compared to June 2010.
  • In June 2011, the trend estimate for sheep slaughterings fell 3% to 349,000 from May 2011 and decreased 30% compared to June 2010.
  • Lamb slaughterings in June 2011 increased by 1% to 1.5 million compared to May 2011.
  • The trend estimate for pig slaughterings in June 2011 remained steady at 390,000 compared to May 2011.

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, June 2011


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

no.

no.

no.


Cattle(a)

651, 525

621, 674

609, 623

Calves

64, 567

56, 211

56, 443

Sheep

254, 527

352, 050

348, 926

Lambs

1, 469, 400

1, 505, 826

1, 465, 571

Pigs

413, 921

385, 543

389, 791


(a) Excludes calves

Meat

  • In June 2011, the trend estimate for beef production increased by 1% to 175,000 tonnes compared to May 2011.
  • Veal production in June 2011 fell by 2% to 4,000 tonnes compared to May 2011.
  • In June 2011, the production of mutton decreased to 8,000 tonnes, a fall of 3% from May 2011 and a fall of 28% from June 2010.
  • Lamb production in June 2011 increased by 2% to 33,000 tonnes compared to May 2011.
  • In June 2011, the trend estimate for production of pig meat increased by 1% to 29,000 tonnes compared to May 2011.

MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2011


Original

Seasonally Adjusted

Trend

t

t

t


Beef

186, 308

179, 600

174, 888

Veal

4, 179

3, 808

3, 681

Mutton

5, 939

8, 401

8, 228

Lamb

33, 440

34, 423

33, 255

Pig meat

31, 441

28, 581

28, 863