7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Nov 2018 Quality Declaration 
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NOVEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, November 2018


Oct 2018
Nov 2018
Oct 2018 to Nov 2018
Nov 2017 to Nov 2018

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
670 261
668 189
-0.3%
10.4%
Calves
43 091
43 927
1.9%
28.5%
Sheep
850 830
830 237
-2.4%
25.1%
Lambs
1 749 169
1 733 435
-0.9%
-9.2%
Pigs
452 969
452 001
-0.2%
0.7%
Meat (t)
Beef
190 775
189 654
-0.6%
4.5%
Veal
1 774
1 779
0.3%
10.9%
Mutton
20 048
19 567
-2.4%
20.0%
Lamb
38 797
38 513
-0.7%
-10.6%
Pig Meat
35 696
35 632
-0.2%
2.6%

(a) Excludes calves


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NOVEMBER KEY POINTS

The effects of the poor seasonal conditions in the eastern states of Australia continue to be reflected in the data for the 12 months to November 2018.

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for November 2018:

  • Cattle slaughter decreased by 2,100 head (or 0.3%) in the month ending November 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 62,800 head (or 10.4%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter increased by 800 head (or 1.9%) in the month ending November 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 9,700 head (or 28.5%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased by 20,600 head (or 2.4%) for the month ending November 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 166,600 head (or 25.1%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter decreased by 15,700 head (or 0.9%) for the month ending November 2018 compared with the previous month and decreased by 176,400 head (or 9.2%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter decreased by 1,000 head (or 0.2%) for the month ending November 2018 compared to the previous month but increased by 3,000 head (or 0.7%) year-on-year.