7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sept 2016 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, September 2016
Jun 2016
Sep 2016
Jun '16 to Sep '16
Sep'15 to Sep'16

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 840 479
1 733 543
-5.8%
-22.3%
Calves
139 411
143 560
3.0%
-10.5%
Sheep
1 832 045
1 734 768
-5.3%
-17.9%
Lambs
5 653 733
5 458 087
-3.5%
-5.4%
Pigs
1 270 897
1 288 811
1.4%
4.7%
Chickens
161 918 405
164 533 728
1.6%
10.6%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
528 441
497 827
-5.8%
-20.0%
Veal
6 148
6 235
1.4%
-18.1%
Mutton
44 284
42 074
-5.0%
-16.2%
Lamb
126 735
122 208
-3.6%
-4.0%
Pig meat
96 208
97 421
1.3%
4.7%
Total red meat
801 815
765 765
-4.5%
-15.0%
Chicken meat
294 751
297 288
0.9%
6.6%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
90 037
90 458
0.5%
0.0%

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KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for September 2016:
    • Cattle slaughter decreased 6% for the quarter ending September 2016 and decreased by 22% or 496,900 head year-on-year.
    • Beef production followed a similar trend to cattle slaughtering, down 6% in the September 2016 quarter and down 20% or 124,400 tonnes year-on-year.
    • Sheep slaughter for the quarter ending September 2016 decreased by 97,300 head or 5% compared with June 2016 and by 18% or 377,800 head year-on-year.
    • Lamb slaughter decreased 4% for the quarter ending September 2016. Compared with the September 2015 quarter, slaughtering decreased by 5% or 311,100 head.
    • Pig slaughtering continues to increase, up 1% for the quarter ending September 2016 and up 5% or 57,700 head year-on-year.
    • Chicken slaughtering has increased for the 5th consecutive quarter, increasing 2% in the September 2016 quarter and increasing 11% or 16 million birds year-on-year.