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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/05/2015   
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MARCH KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, March 2015


February 2015
March 2015
Feb 2015 to Mar 2015
Mar 2014 to Mar 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
790 189
791 804
0.2%
5.9%
Calves
58 247
58 830
1.0%
-5.8%
Sheep
739 100
723 576
-2.1%
-17.6%
Lambs
1 920 280
1 948 379
1.5%
6.6%
Pigs
414 847
418 457
0.9%
5.3%
Meat (t)
Beef
221 832
223 004
0.5%
7.9%
Veal
3 344
3 343
0.0%
-6.9%
Mutton
17 360
16 957
-2.3%
-14.7%
Lamb
42 545
43 223
1.6%
9.5%
Pig Meat
31 425
31 729
1.0%
6.2%

(a) Excludes calves


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Graph Image for Meat production, Australia


KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for March 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter showed a small increase in March 2015 to remain at high levels reflecting continued drought conditions, higher beef prices and beef exports
  • Sheep slaughter continued its gradual decline in March 2015 as the industry prepares to restock
  • Lamb slaughter has increased in March 2015 due to strong meat export demand



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