7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Nov 2017 Quality Declaration 
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NOVEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, November 2017


Oct 2017
Nov 2017
Oct 2017 to Nov 2017
Nov 2016 to Nov 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
601 574
592 193
-1.6%
1.3%
Calves
38 901
39 269
0.9%
8.0%
Sheep
705 664
703 442
-0.3%
32.8%
Lambs
1 917 884
1 907 641
-0.5%
-2.0%
Pigs
451 758
452 705
0.2%
6.2%
Meat (t)
Beef
179 009
176 753
-1.3%
3.5%
Veal
1 787
1 804
1.0%
1.5%
Mutton
17 376
17 166
-1.2%
30.0%
Lamb
43 089
42 585
-1.2%
-3.5%
Pig Meat
34 806
34 827
0.1%
6.1%

(a) Excludes calves


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NOVEMBER KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for November 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased 9,380 head (or 1.6%) for the monthly ending November 2017 compared with October 2017 and increased 7,850 head (or 1.3%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter increased 370 head (or 0.9%) for the monthly ending November 2017 compared with October 2017 and increased 2,920 head (or 8%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased 2,220 head (or 0.3%) for the monthly ending November 2017 compared with October 2017 but increased 173,600 head (or 32.8%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter decreased 10,240 head (or 0.5%) for the monthly ending November 2017 compared with October 2017 and decreased 38,380 head (or 2%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter increased 950 head for in the monthly ending November 2017 compared with October 2017 and increased 26,300 head (or 6.2%) year-on-year.