7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2017


May 2017
June 2017
May 2017 to June 2017
June 2016 to June 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
595 315
605 190
1.7%
0.9%
Calves
28 662
28 468
-0.7%
-41.8%
Sheep
582 523
596 269
2.4%
3.7%
Lambs
1 808 456
1 807 425
-0.1%
-1.6%
Pigs
434 078
435 870
0.4%
2.4%
Meat (t)
Beef
175 788
178 387
1.5%
4.2%
Veal
1 392
1 352
-2.9%
-37.8%
Mutton
14 836
15 277
3.0%
9.8%
Lamb
41 546
41 690
0.3%
2.0%
Pig Meat
33 728
33 951
0.7%
5.4%

(a) Excludes calves


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MAY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for June 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 9,900 head or 1.7% for June 2017 when compared with May 2017 and there was a year-on-year increase of 5,140 head or 0.9%.
  • The number of calves slaughtered in June 2017 decreased by 0.7% month-on-month and when compared to this period last year decreased by 20,500 head or 41.8%.
  • Sheep slaughter in June 2017 increased by 13,700 or 2.4% head compared with May 2017 and was up 21,400 head or 3.7% year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters decreased marginally, down 0.1% for June 2017. Compared with June 2016, slaughters decreased by 29,500 head or 1.6%.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 1,800 head or 0.4% when compared to May 2017 and continued to increase year on year with slaughters up 10,400 head or 2.4% on this period last year