7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, December 2015
Sep 2015
Dec 2015
Sep '15 to Dec '15
Dec '14 to Dec '15

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
2 223 990
2 143 400
-3.6%
-9.5%
Calves
161 981
147 250
-9.1%
-15.1%
Sheep
2 107 721
2 145 086
1.8%
-7.7%
Lambs
5 728 435
5 721 761
-0.1%
0.7%
Pigs
1 234 365
1 229 133
-0.4%
0.1%
Chickens
148 998 854
150 049 695
0.7%
1.4%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
620 632
600 027
-3.3%
-8.9%
Veal
7 755
6 672
-14.0%
-34.7%
Mutton
50 214
51 019
1.6%
-7.6%
Lamb
126 850
126 164
-0.5%
0.1%
Pig meat
93 368
93 064
-0.3%
0.6%
Total red meat
898 819
876 946
-2.4%
-7.0%
Chicken meat
279 371
279 889
0.2%
0.3%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
90 686
89 200
-1.6%
-1.3%

Graph Image for Number of Livestock Slaughtered, Australia
Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia


KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for December 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter fell for the fourth consecutive quarter after peaking in December 2014
  • Lamb slaughter decreased slightly, down from record levels in the previous quarter
  • Chicken slaughter and chicken meat production increased to record levels