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7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/05/2015   
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MARCH KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, March 2015
Dec 2014
Mar 2015
Dec '14 to Mar '15
Mar '14 to Mar '15

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
2 356 490
2 361 119
0.2%
6.4%
Calves
169 874
171 843
1.2%
-4.4%
Sheep
2 358 294
2 261 532
-4.1%
-10.5%
Lambs
5 658 249
5 687 563
0.5%
3.4%
Pigs
1 226 040
1 249 498
1.9%
4.8%
Chickens
147 847 355
148 212 678
0.2%
2.2%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
654 734
662 558
1.2%
8.0%
Veal
10 045
9 907
-1.4%
-5.3%
Mutton
55 941
54 094
-3.3%
-6.3%
Lamb
125 945
127 761
1.4%
6.9%
Pig meat
92 468
94 027
1.7%
4.9%
Total red meat
939 133
948 347
1.0%
6.4%
Chicken meat
278 804
279 426
0.2%
3.0%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
89 182
89 208
0.0%
3.9%



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Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia


KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for March 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter and beef production have continued to increase since the June 2012 quarter to remain at high levels in March 2015 reflecting unfavourable seasonal conditions
  • Sheep slaughter continued its gradual decline in March 2015 as the industry prepares to restock
  • Pig slaughter numbers and pork production have continued to steadily increase since 2009

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