7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
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NUMBER OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED

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Cattle (excluding calves):
In the March quarter 2012, the number of cattle slaughtered (excluding calves) increased by 1% to 1.8 million.

Calves:
The number of calves slaughtered in the March quarter 2012 increased by 4% to 178 thousand when compared to the previous quarter.

Sheep:
The number of sheep slaughtered in the March quarter 2012 increased by 5% to 1.3 million when compared to the previous quarter.

Lambs:
Lamb slaughterings in the March quarter 2012 increased by 2% to 4.7 million.

Pigs:
Pig slaughterings in the March quarter 2012 increased by 1% to 1.2 million when compared to the previous quarter.

Chickens
Chicken slaughterings in the March quarter 2012 remained steady at 135.2 million when compared to the previous quarter.