7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/11/2008   
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)

The trend estimate for the number of cattle (excluding calves) slaughtered increased by 1% to 2 million.


CALVES
Graph: Calves

The trend estimate for the number of calves slaughtered in the September quarter 2008 increased by 1% to 207 thousand.


SHEEP AND LAMBS
Graph 3
Graph: Graph 3


In the September quarter 2008, the trend estimate for the number of sheep slaughtered increased by 2% to 3.1 million. The trend estimate for the number of lambs slaughtered decreased by 2% for the September quarter 2008 to 4.8 million.


PIGS

The trend estimate for the number of pigs slaughtered in the September quarter 2008 fell by 5% to below 1.2 million.