7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, May 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, May 2018


April 2018
May 2018
Apr 2018 to May 2018
May 2017 to May 2018

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
640 756
646 717
0.9%
8.4%
Calves
34 316
35 241
2.7%
17.1%
Sheep
755 747
800 093
5.9%
33.7%
Lambs
2 013 700
2 047 472
1.7%
12.7%
Pigs
451 894
453 019
0.2%
3.6%
Meat (t)
Beef
189 915
190 554
0.3%
7.3%
Veal
1 397
1 390
-0.5%
-3.1%
Mutton
17 581
18 343
4.3%
20.2%
Lamb
45 642
46 396
1.7%
11.3%
Pig Meat
35 358
35 514
0.4%
5.0%

(a) Excludes calves


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MAY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for May 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 5,960 head (or 0.9%) for the month ending May 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 50,230 head (or 8.4%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter increased by 930 head (or 2.7%) for the month ending May 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 5,150 head (or 17.1%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 44,350 head (or 5.9%) for the month ending May 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 201,850 head (or 33.7%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 33,770 head (or 1.7%) for the month ending May 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 230,650 head (or 12.7%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 1,130 head (or 0.2%) for the month ending May 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 15,850 head (or 3.6%) year-on-year.