7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, September 2017


Aug 2017
Sept 2017
Aug 2017 to Sept 2017
Sept 2016 to Sept 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
628 504
634 163
0.9%
12.4%
Calves
37 642
40 379
7.3%
-2.3%
Sheep
685 839
704 332
2.7%
36.0%
Lambs
1 921 785
1 939 432
0.9%
5.2%
Pigs
447 337
449 141
0.4%
5.5%
Meat (t)
Beef
186 714
188 370
0.9%
15.2%
Veal
1 755
1 876
6.9%
-0.3%
Mutton
17 335
17 709
2.2%
39.6%
Lamb
44 119
44 380
0.6%
7.8%
Pig Meat
34 615
34 724
0.3%
6.8%

(a) Excludes calves


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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for September 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 5,660 head (or 0.9%) in September 2017 when compared with August 2017 and there was a year-on-year increase of 70,110 head (or 12.4%).
  • The number of calves slaughtered in September 2017 increased by 2,740 head (or 7.3%) month-on-month and compared to this period last year decreased by 970 head (or 2.3%).
  • Sheep slaughter in September 2017 increased by 18,500 head (or 2.7%) compared with August 2017 and was up 186,400 head (or 36%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters increased by 17,600 head (or 0.9%) for September 2017. Compared with September 2016, slaughters increased by 96,700 head (or 5.2%).
  • Pig slaughter increased during the month, increasing by 1,800 head (or 0.4%) when compared to August 2017 and continued to increase year on year with slaughters up 23,240 head (or 5.5%) on this period last year.