7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jan 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JANUARY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, January 2017


December 2016
January 2017
Dec 2016 to Jan 2017
Jan 2016 to Jan 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
590 531
597 288
1.1%
-9.6%
Calves
36 053
34 444
-4.5%
-14.1%
Sheep
535 690
538 743
0.6%
-20.2%
Lambs
2 018 971
2 071 366
2.6%
6.3%
Pigs
428 526
429 545
0.2%
3.5%
Meat (t)
Beef
173 660
176 227
1.5%
-6.7%
Veal
1 906
1 940
1.8%
9.7%
Mutton
13 297
13 374
0.6%
-17.0%
Lamb
45 930
47 274
2.9%
8.4%
Pig Meat
33 012
33 160
0.4%
6.4%

(a) Excludes calves


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JANUARY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for January 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 1% for January 2017 when compared to December 2016 but experienced a year-on-year decrease of 10% or 63,200 head.
  • Beef production increased 1.5% in January 2017 but year-on-year it was down 7% or 12,600 tonnes compared to January 2016.
  • Sheep slaughter increased marginally in January 2017 (up 0.6%) compared with December 2016, but was down 20% or 136,000 head year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 52,400 head or 3% in January 2017 and when compared with January 2016 increased by 6% or 122,100 head.
  • Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016.