7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2017 Quality Declaration 
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GROSS VALUE OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER VALUE, Australia, March 2017
Dec 2016
Mar 2017
Dec '16 to Mar '17
$m
$m
%

Cattle and calves
2 834.9
2 696.2
-4.9%
Sheep and lambs
906.9
971.8
7.2%
Pigs
360.4
346.4
-3.9%
Poultry (a)
679.9
682.1
0.3%

(a) Includes meat chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry


KEY POINTS

Gross value quarterly original movements for March 2017:
  • The gross value of sheep and lambs increased 7.2% to 972 million for the March 2017 quarter, following a 18.3% increase in the December 2016 quarter.
  • Conversely, after a 5.4% increase last quarter the gross value of cattle and calves decreased 4.9% in the March 2017 quarter, down to $2.7 billion.
  • After decreasing 2.7% last quarter, the gross value of pigs continued to decrease, dropping a further 3.9% to $346 million in the March 2017 quarter.
  • The gross value of poultry marginally increased (up 0.3%) in the March 2017 quarter to stand at $682 million, following a 1.2% increase in the previous December 2016 quarter.


Gross value of livestock slaughtered data was first published in the March 2016 issue of Livestock Products, Australia (cat. no 7215.0). If you have any feedback about this page, or its associated datacube, you can contact us on (02) 6222 5939 or email agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au.