7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 07/09/2015   
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JULY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, July 2015


June 2015
July 2015
Jun 2015 to Jul 2015
Jul 2014 to Jul 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
781 715
780 687
-0.1%
1.4%
Calves
57 994
57 568
-0.7%
3.6%
Sheep
665 468
665 016
-0.1%
-19.6%
Lambs
1 885 698
1 848 899
-2.0%
-1.1%
Pigs
412 874
408 497
-1.1%
1.4%
Meat (t)
Beef
219 213
219 318
0.0%
2.4%
Veal
2 931
2 841
-3.1%
-16.8%
Mutton
16 111
16 267
1.0%
-16.1%
Lamb
41 681
40 653
-2.5%
-1.2%
Pig Meat
31 002
30 630
-1.2%
1.0%

(a) Excludes calves


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KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for July 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter figures showed continued signs of slowing in July 2015.
  • Calf slaughter and production figures in July 2015 showed a decline.
  • Sheep slaughter continued to decline in July 2015 as export demand eased.
  • Lamb slaughter in July 2015 showed signs of easing after large turnoff in previous months.
  • Pig slaughter and production figures showed signs of slowing down in July 2015.