7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, September 2015


August 2015
September 2015
Aug 2015 to Sept 2015
Sept 2014 to Sept 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
748 402
738 451
-1.3%
-6.1%
Calves
57 706
57 406
-0.5%
3.7%
Sheep
734 482
756 192
3.0%
-7.4%
Lambs
1 857 736
1 843 592
-0.8%
-2.6%
Pigs
406 885
405 876
-0.2%
0.1%
Meat (t)
Beef
207 440
204 137
-1.6%
-6.5%
Veal
2 741
2 684
-2.1%
-22.4%
Mutton
17 718
18 279
3.2%
-6.0%
Lamb
40 868
40 571
-0.7%
-3.1%
Pig Meat
30 925
30 977
0.2%
1.5%

(a) Excludes calves


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KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for September 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter continued to slow in September 2015, with abattoirs in Queensland reducing their days of operation due to high beef prices.
  • Calf slaughter continued to decrease in September 2015 reflecting the seasonal nature of this sector of the industry.
  • Sheep slaughter has continued to increase in September 2015 following recent low numbers in April 2015.
  • Lamb meat production has continued to decline in September 2015.
  • Pig slaughter continued to decline in September 2015 from the recent peak in March 2015.