7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Aug 2017 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, August 2017


July 2017
Aug 2017
July 2017 to Aug 2017
Aug 2016 to Aug 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
624 289
633 334
1.4%
11.9%
Calves
32 495
33 696
3.7%
-24.4%
Sheep
663 328
689 723
4.0%
31.2%
Lambs
1 897 707
1 929 378
1.7%
6.9%
Pigs
445 903
450 180
1.0%
5.8%
Meat (t)
Beef
185 460
188 251
1.5%
15.6%
Veal
1 515
1 545
2.0%
-21.8%
Mutton
17 008
17 691
4.0%
38.5%
Lamb
43 902
44 714
1.8%
11.6%
Pig Meat
34 512
34 813
0.9%
7.6%

(a) Excludes calves


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AUGUST KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for August 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 9,050 head (or 1.4%) in August 2017 when compared with July 2017 and there was a year-on-year increase of 67,120 head (or 11.9%).
  • The number of calves slaughtered in August 2017 increased by 1,200 head (or 3.7%) month-on-month and compared to this period last year decreased by 10,900 head (or 24.4%).
  • Sheep slaughter in August 2017 increased by 26,400 head (or 4%) compared with July 2017 and was up 164,200 head (or 31.2%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters increased by 31,700 head (or 1.7%) for August 2017. Compared with August 2016, slaughters increased by 124,900 head (or 6.9%).
  • Pig slaughter increased during the month, increasing by 4,280 head (or 1.0%) when compared to July 2017 and continued to increase year on year with slaughters up 24,650 head (or 5.8%) on this period last year.