7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Oct 2016 Quality Declaration 
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OCTOBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, October 2016


September 2016
October 2016
Sep 2016 to Oct 2016
Oct 2015 to Oct 2016

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
550 630
540 765
-1.8%
-23.9%
Calves
42 528
41 126
-3.3%
-15.2%
Sheep
527 343
517 517
-1.9%
-27.7%
Lambs
1 774 338
1 774 703
0.0%
-7.0%
Pigs
427 257
427 289
0.0%
4.3%
Meat (t)
Beef
159 669
157 279
-1.5%
-20.8%
Veal
1 832
1 737
-5.2%
-23.5%
Mutton
12 899
12 727
-1.3%
-25.9%
Lamb
39 518
39 573
0.1%
-6.8%
Pig Meat
32 480
32 526
0.1%
5.1%

(a) Excludes calves


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OCTOBER KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for October 2016:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased by 9,865 or 2% for October 2016 when compared with September 2016 and there was a year-on-year decrease of 169,831 head or 24%.
  • The number of calves slaughtered in October 2016 decreased by 1,402 or 3% month-on-month and compared to this period last year decreased by 7,345 head or 15%.
  • Sheep slaughter in October 2016 decreased by 9,826 head or 2% compared with September 2016 and was down 198,297 head or 28% year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters increased by 364 head for October 2016. Compared with October 2015, slaughters decreased by 132,556 head or 7%.
  • Pig slaughter held steady for the month of October, increasing by 33 head when compared to September 2016 and continued to increase year on year with slaughters up 17,506 or 4%.