7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration 
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)


The number of cattle (excluding calves) slaughtered in the December quarter 2009 decreased 2% to 1.9 million compared to the previous quarter.


CALVES
Graph: Calves


The number of calves slaughtered in the December quarter 2009 decreased 3% to 189 thousand compared to the previous quarter.


SHEEP AND LAMBS
Graph: SHEEP AND LAMBS


In the December quarter 2009, the number of sheep slaughtered fell 6% to 2.3 million compared to the previous quarter. Lamb slaughterings decreased 1% to 5.1 million compared to the previous quarter.


PIGS
Graph: Pigs


Pig slaughterings in the December quarter 2009 increased 2% to 1.2 million compared to the previous quarter.


CHICKENS
Graph: Chickens Slaughtered


Chicken slaughterings in the December quarter 2009 decreased 2% to 113.9 million compared to the previous quarter.