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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, December 2014


November 2014
December 2014
Nov 2014 to Dec 2014
Dec 2013 to Dec 2014

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
786 489
786 588
0.0%
7.2%
Calves
56 132
56 790
1.2%
-7.4%
Sheep
840 708
847 406
0.8%
2.3%
Lambs
1 877 115
1 866 136
-0.6%
0.7%
Pigs
402 662
400 873
-0.4%
1.3%
Meat (t)
Beef
218 124
218 449
0.1%
8.1%
Veal
3 396
3 389
-0.2%
-6.3%
Mutton
20 036
20 223
0.9%
7.4%
Lamb
41 241
40 865
-0.9%
1.2%
Pig Meat
30 360
30 264
-0.3%
1.3%

(a) Excludes calves


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KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for December 2014:
  • Cattle slaughter figures reached their highest level on record in December 2014, reflecting continued turn off of stock due to ongoing drought conditions
  • Sheep slaughter figures have remained steady
  • December lamb slaughter figures have eased slightly since reaching record highs in September 2014
  • Pig slaughter and production figures have continued their gradual increase since 2009

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