“Australia’s chicken meat industry is characterised by its stability and steady growth, representing a relatively low risk environment compared with other agricultural endeavours.”

Patrick McCaffrey
Chief Executive Officer, Golden Cockerel Pty Ltd

4.1 From production to consumption - Overview

The table below outlines the production and utilisation of chicken meat in Australia during the last calendar year.

AUSTRALIAN CHICKEN MEAT PRODUCTION AND UTILISATION (2010)
Slaughterings 512.2 million meat chickensa
Production 934.4 kta
Average dressed weight 1.82 kgb
Exports 24.7 ktc
Total consumption 909.7b
Source: a ABS (2011), b ACMF calculation (calculation based on the preceding figures), c ABS customised report for ACMF, 2011

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