7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jul 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, July 2017


June 2017
July 2017
June 2017 to July 2017
July 2016 to July 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
609 968
621 007
1.8%
7.1%
Calves
29 228
29 846
2.1%
-36.9%
Sheep
640 728
671 121
4.7%
22.4%
Lambs
1 844 752
1 877 697
1.8%
4.0%
Pigs
439 250
441 761
0.6%
3.7%
Meat (t)
Beef
181 321
184 805
1.9%
11.5%
Veal
1 379
1 422
3.1%
-31.6%
Mutton
16 521
17 399
5.3%
31.1%
Lamb
42 642
43 606
2.3%
9.0%
Pig Meat
34 122
34 354
0.7%
6.3%

(a) Excludes calves


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JULY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for July 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 11,000 head (or 1.8%) for July 2017 when compared with June 2017, and year-on-year increased 41,400 head (or 7.1%).
  • The number of calves slaughtered in July 2017 increased by 2.1% month-on-month. When compared to the same period last year there was a decrease of 17,400 head (or 37%).
  • Sheep slaughter in July 2017 increased by 30,400 head (or 4.7%) compared with June 2017 and was up 123,000 head (or 22%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 1.8% for July 2017. Compared with July 2016, slaughters increased by 72,000 head (or 4.0%).
  • Pig slaughter increased by 2,500 head (or 0.6%) when compared to June 2017. Year-on-year slaughters were up 15,800 head (or 3.7%).