7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2018 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, September 2018
Jun 2018
Sep 2018
Jun '18 to Sep'18
Sep '17 to Sep '18

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 955 341
2 034 699
4.1%
13.2%
Calves
109 825
115 405
5.1%
12.0%
Sheep
2 392 868
2 681 563
12.1%
41.3%
Lambs
5 808 189
5 675 841
-2.3%
1.7%
Pigs
1 357 490
1 362 942
0.4%
2.6%
Chickens
160 837 994
163 686 716
1.8%
1.8%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
571 645
584 912
2.3%
8.9%
Veal
4 646
4 762
2.5%
2.2%
Mutton
56 448
62 264
10.3%
31.3%
Lamb
130 280
125 410
-3.7%
-1.2%
Pig meat
106 026
106 894
0.8%
4.2%
Total red meat
869 045
884 242
1.7%
8.0%
Chicken meat
297 817
300 237
0.8%
-1.4%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
94 577
92 344
-2.4%
-2.6%



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Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia

KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for September 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased 79,400 head (or 4.1%) compared with the June quarter and increased by 237,500 head (or 13.2%) year on year.
  • Calf slaughtered increased 5,600 head (or 5.1%) when compared to the June quarter and increased 12,300 head (or 12.0%) year on year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 288,700 head (or 12.1%) compared with the June quarter and increased by 784,400 head or (41.3%) year on year.
  • Lamb slaughter decreased 132,300 head (or 2.3%) compared with the June quarter but increased by 94,900 head (or 1.7%) year on year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 5,500 head (or 0.4%) compared with the June quarter and increased by 34,800 head (or 2.6%) year on year.
  • The number of chickens slaughtered increased by 1.8% to 163.7 million this quarter. This is the largest number slaughtered since trend estimates were introduced in 1970.
  • Chicken meat production increased by 2,400 tonnes (or 0.8%) compared with the June quarter but decreased by 4,200 tonnes (or 1.4%) year on year.
  • Brokers and dealers receivals of wool decreased by 2,200 tonnes (or 2.4%) compared with the June quarter and decreased by 2,500 tonnes (or 2.6%) year on year.