7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/05/2009   
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)

In the March quarter 2009, the number of cattle (excluding calves) slaughtered decreased 1% to just under 2 million.


CALVES
Graph: Calves

The number of calves slaughtered fell 2% in the year to the March quarter 2009.


SHEEP AND LAMBS
Graph: Sheep and Lambs

In the March quarter 2009, the number of sheep slaughtered decreased 5% to 2.7 million and lamb slaughterings increased 3% to 5.4 million.


PIGS
Graph: Pigs

Pig slaughterings dropped 15% since the March quarter 2008 to 1.1 million.