7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, September 2017
Jun 2017
Sep 2017
Jun '17 to Sep '17
Sep '16 to Sep '17

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 807 130
1 833 002
1.4%
4.7%
Calves
97 609
103 843
6.4%
-20.7%
Sheep
1 801 213
1 981 934
10.0%
18.2%
Lambs
5 605 940
5 536 623
-1.2%
-1.7%
Pigs
1 310 874
1 325 432
1.1%
3.5%
Chickens
163 841 141
163 922 726
0.0%
0.6%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
535 028
544 553
1.8%
7.5%
Veal
4 663
4 685
0.5%
-21.8%
Mutton
45 371
49 289
8.6%
20.7%
Lamb
128 326
127 106
-1.0%
0.2%
Pig meat
101 450
102 492
1.0%
5.2%
Total red meat
814 838
828 126
1.6%
6.5%
Chicken meat
307 774
307 498
-0.1%
-0.2%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
95 317
94 644
-0.7%
2.5%



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KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for September 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased 25,900 head or 1.4% compared with the June 2017 quarter and increased by 82,900 head or 4.7% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.
  • The number of calves slaughtered increased by 6,200 head or 6.4% compared to the June 2017 quarter and was down 27,100 head or 20.7% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 180,700 head or 10.0% compared with the June 2017 quarter and increased by 305,500 head or 18.2% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.
  • Lamb slaughter decreased 69,300 head or 1.2% compared with the June 2017 quarter and decreased by 96,200 head or 1.7% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 14,600 head or 1.1% compared with the June 2017 quarter and increased by 44,700 head or 3.5% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.
  • Chicken meat production decreased by 280 tonnes compared with the June 2017 quarter and decreased by 600 tonnes or 0.2% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.
  • Receivals of wool decreased by 673 tonnes or 0.7% compared with the June 2017 quarter and increased by 2,350 tonnes or 2.5% when compared to the September 2016 quarter.