7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Aug 2015 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, August 2015


July 2015
August 2015
Jul 2015 to Aug 2015
Aug 2014 to Aug 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
767 094
763 320
-0.5%
-2.2%
Calves
58 513
58 169
-0.6%
5.3%
Sheep
687 579
695 327
1.1%
-15.1%
Lambs
1 887 535
1 869 996
-0.9%
-0.6%
Pigs
406 432
402 363
-1.0%
-0.7%
Meat (t)
Beef
212 498
209 989
-1.2%
-2.8%
Veal
2 849
2 780
-2.4%
-19.1%
Mutton
16 627
16 844
1.3%
-13.4%
Lamb
41 499
40 960
-1.3%
-1.5%
Pig Meat
30 655
30 400
-0.8%
-0.2%

(a) Excludes calves


Graph Image for Number of Livestock Slaughtered, Australia
Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia


KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for August 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter continued to show signs of slowing in August 2015.
  • Calf slaughter continued to decrease in August 2015 ahead of the yearling production season.
  • Sheep slaughter increased in August 2015 as the industry moved out of the winter production cycle.
  • Lamb slaughter continued to decrease in August 2015.
  • Pig slaughter and production continued to slow in August 2015.