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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Apr 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2015   
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APRIL KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, April 2015


March 2015
April 2015
Mar 2015 to Apr 2015
Apr 2014 to Apr 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
785 978
784 718
-0.2%
4.5%
Calves
59 560
60 055
0.8%
-0.9%
Sheep
722 391
709 356
-1.8%
-18.4%
Lambs
2 002 350
2 057 820
2.8%
13.5%
Pigs
419 876
423 760
0.9%
6.6%
Meat (t)
Beef
220 524
220 416
0.0%
5.8%
Veal
3 327
3 314
-0.4%
-5.3%
Mutton
17 173
16 942
-1.3%
-14.3%
Lamb
44 621
45 941
3.0%
17.3%
Pig Meat
31 765
32 026
0.8%
7.1%

(a) Excludes calves


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KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for April 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter is starting to decline in April 2015, as demand has slowed while prices remained high
  • Sheep slaughter continued its decline in April 2015, as the industry prepares to restock after record slaughter rates
  • Lamb slaughter has continued to increase during April 2015, due to strong export demand
  • Calf slaughter continued to increase during April 2015, reflecting the seasonal nature of the industry
  • Pig slaughter and production figures have continually increased since 2009


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