7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Apr 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/06/2018   
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APRIL KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, April 2018


March 2018
April 2018
Mar 2018 to Apr 2018
Apr 2017 to Apr 2018

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
630 993
638 319
1.2%
8.9%
Calves
33 246
34 742
4.5%
18.5%
Sheep
667 299
676 603
1.4%
17.7%
Lambs
1 952 152
1 971 235
1.0%
9.1%
Pigs
449 479
449 591
0.0%
3.7%
Meat (t)
Beef
188 288
189 709
0.8%
8.9%
Veal
1 395
1 407
0.9%
-1.8%
Mutton
16 141
16 337
1.2%
11.7%
Lamb
44 294
44 794
1.1%
8.5%
Pig Meat
35 019
35 077
0.2%
4.6%

(a) Excludes calves


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APRIL KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for April 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 7,330 head (or 1.2%) for the month ending April 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 52,120 head (or 8.9%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter increased by 1,500 head (or 4.5%) for the month ending April 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 5,410 head (or 18.5%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 9,300 head (or 1.4%) for the month ending April 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 101,620 head (or 17.7%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 19,080 head (or 1.0%) for the month ending April 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 163,730 head (or 9.1%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter remained steady, increasing by 110 head for the month ending April 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 15,840 head (or 3.7%) year-on-year.