7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2015 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2015


May 2015
June 2015
May 2015 to Jun 2015
Jun 2014 to Jun 2015

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
780 818
780 286
-0.1%
2.5%
Calves
59 011
59 308
0.5%
4.9%
Sheep
650 579
633 844
-2.6%
-24.9%
Lambs
1 956 694
1 944 525
-0.6%
5.6%
Pigs
420 255
420 141
0.0%
5.0%
Meat (t)
Beef
219 370
219 167
-0.1%
3.4%
Veal
3 087
3 035
-1.7%
-10.7%
Mutton
15 461
15 087
-2.4%
-22.4%
Lamb
43 282
42 882
-0.9%
6.5%
Pig Meat
31 627
31 592
-0.1%
4.8%

(a) Excludes calves
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KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for June 2015:
  • Cattle slaughter continued to decline in June 2015.
  • Calf slaughter increased slightly in June 2015.
  • Sheep slaughter continued to decline in June 2015 as export demand eased.
  • Lamb slaughter showed signs of easing after large turnoff in previous months.
  • Pig slaughter remained steady in June 2015.