7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, May 2015 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, May 2015


April 2015
May 2015
Apr 2015 to May 2015
May 2014 to May 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
780 557
777 587
-0.4%
3.1%
Calves
59 069
59 408
0.6%
1.7%
Sheep
669 961
648 956
-3.1%
-24.6%
Lambs
1 974 108
1 981 805
0.4%
8.7%
Pigs
421 744
423 892
0.5%
6.4%
Meat (t)
Beef
218 805
218 057
-0.3%
3.8%
Veal
3 193
3 145
-1.5%
-8.2%
Mutton
15 872
15 375
-3.1%
-22.0%
Lamb
44 009
44 222
0.5%
11.4%
Pig Meat
31 692
31 766
0.2%
6%

(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 May 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter and production figures have continued to decline in May 2015 despite high prices.
  • Calf slaughter continued to increase in May 2015.
  • Sheep slaughter continued to decline in May 2015.
  • Lamb slaughter and production figures continued to increase in May 2015.
  • Pig slaughter and production figures have been gradually increasing since 2009.