7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Feb 2018 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, February 2018


Jan 2018
Feb 2018
Jan 2018 to Feb 2018
Feb 2017 to Feb 2018

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
614 737
620 416
0.9%
6.5%
Calves
30 936
29 485
-4.7%
-5.0%
Sheep
640 069
630 772
-1.5%
15.5%
Lambs
1 891 822
1 887 230
-0.2%
0.2%
Pigs
449 714
449 994
0.1%
4.8%
Meat (t)
Beef
185 731
187 933
1.2%
9.0%
Veal
1 469
1 392
-5.2%
-13.1%
Mutton
15 572
15 334
-1.5%
11.4%
Lamb
42 656
42 682
0.1%
-0.5%
Pig Meat
34 844
34 901
0.2%
5.2%

(a) Excludes calves


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FEBRUARY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for February 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 5,680 head (or 0.9%) for the month ending February 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 38,050 head (or 6.5%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter decreased by 1,450 head (or 4.7%) for the month ending February 2018 compared with the previous month and decreased by 1,570 head (or 5.0%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased by 9,300 head (or 1.5%) for the month ending February 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 84,440 head (or 15.5%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter was largely steady, decreasing by 4,590 head (or 0.2%) for the month ending February 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 3,710 head (or 0.2%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 280 head (or 0.1%) for the month ending February 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 20,600 head (or 4.8%) year-on-year.