7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Dec 2016 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, December 2016


November 2016
December 2016
Nov 2016 to Dec 2016
Dec 2015 to Dec 2016

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
585 412
598 445
2.2%
-10.9%
Calves
39 934
39 227
-1.8%
-2.2%
Sheep
519 045
515 225
-0.7%
-25.2%
Lambs
1 969 160
2 038 498
3.5%
5.4%
Pigs
425 254
424 280
-0.2%
2.6%
Meat (t)
Beef
171 183
175 403
2.5%
-8.0%
Veal
1 993
2 068
3.8%
16.1%
Mutton
12 952
12 938
-0.1%
-21.1%
Lamb
44 861
46 712
4.1%
8.3%
Pig Meat
32 637
32 662
0.1%
5.0%

(a) Excludes calves


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DECEMBER KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for December 2016:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 13,000 or 2% for December 2016 when compared with November 2016 and there was a year-on-year decrease of 73,400 head or 11%.
  • The number of calves slaughtered in December 2016 decreased by 2% when compared to both month-on-month and year-on-year periods.
  • Sheep slaughter in December 2016 decreased by 1% compared with November 2016 and was down 173,700 head or 25% year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters increased by 69,300 head or 4% for December 2016. Compared with December 2015, slaughters increased by 105,000 head or 5%.
  • Pig slaughter held steady for the month of December, decreasing by 974 head when compared to November 2016 and continued to increase year-on-year with slaughters up 10,600 head or 3% on this period last year.