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7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Oct 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/12/2014   
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


LIVESTOCK

Livestock slaughtering monthly trend movements for October 2014:
  • The number of cattle slaughtered was 790,000 head, an increase of 1%
  • The number of calves slaughtered was 53,400 head, a decrease of 1%
  • The number of sheep slaughtered remained steady at 817,000 head
  • The number of lambs slaughtered was 1.9 million head, an increase of 1%
  • The number of pigs slaughtered remained steady at 409,000 head

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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED, Australia, October 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
no.
no.
no.

Cattle(a)
855 830
778 338
790 413
Calves
60 010
57 197
53 358
Sheep
1 011 757
839 962
817 482
Lambs
2 158 623
1 915 556
1 935 574
Pigs
406 533
410 229
408 952

(a) Excludes calves



MEAT

Meat production monthly trend movements for October 2014:
  • Beef production was 219,000 tonnes, an increase of 1%
  • Veal production remained steady at 3,400 tonnes
  • Mutton production was 19,600 tonnes, an increase of 1%
  • Lamb production was 43,000 tonnes, an increase of 1%
  • Pig meat production remained steady at 30,700 tonnes

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MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, October 2014

Original
Seasonally Adjusted
Trend
t
t
t

Beef
240 625
216 078
218 825
Veal
3 877
3 446
3 395
Mutton
25 069
19 923
19 610
Lamb
47 115
42 359
42 952
Pig meat
30 855
30 912
30 721



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