7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2016 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, December 2016
Sep 2016
Dec 2016
Sep '16 to Dec '16
Dec'15 to Dec'16

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 760 727
1 722 564
-2.2%
-18.4%
Calves
131 517
121 092
-7.9%
-18.4%
Sheep
1 685 281
1 535 861
-8.9%
-26.4%
Lambs
5 626 053
5 670 613
0.8%
-2.8%
Pigs
1 277 688
1 279 504
0.1%
3.8%
Chickens
162 763 878
161 942 564
-0.5%
5.9%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
508 879
498 842
-2.0%
-16.1%
Veal
6 007
5 656
-5.8%
-14.3%
Mutton
41 109
37 667
-8.4%
-24.6%
Lamb
126 888
128 951
1.6%
-0.2%
Pig meat
97 233
97 790
0.6%
4.8%
Total red meat
780 116
768 905
-1.4%
-12.0%
Chicken meat
304 699
308 722
1.3%
9.2%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
91 772
93 274
1.6%
5.2%

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KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for December 2016:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased 38,200 head or 2% for the quarter ending December 2016 compared with September 2016 and decreased by 389,300 head or 18% year-on-year.
  • The number of calves slaughtered for the quarter ending December 2016 decreased by 10,400 head or 8% compared to the previous quarter and was down 27,300 head or 18% year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter for the quarter ending December 2016 decreased by 149,400 head or 9% compared with September 2016 and by 550,300 head or 26% year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters increased 44,600 head or 1% for the quarter ending December 2016. Compared with December 2015, slaughters decreased by 161,500 head or down 3%.
  • Pig slaughter increased by marginally in the December 2016 quarter and increased by 46,900 head or 4% when comparing year-on-year.