7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, March 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, March 2016
Dec 2015
Mar 2016
Dec '15 to Mar '16
Mar'15 to Mar'16

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
2 104 229
2 000 396
-4.9%
-15.6%
Calves
144 950
129 254
-10.8%
-27.8%
Sheep
2 078 671
2 014 532
-3.1%
-8.1%
Lambs
5 820 158
5 909 049
1.5%
3.6%
Pigs
1 231 886
1 234 086
0.2%
-0.5%
Chickens
152 520 967
155 986 136
2.3%
5.4%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
592 722
572 748
-3.4%
-13.4%
Veal
6 538
5 606
-14.3%
-43.5%
Mutton
49 610
48 129
-3.0%
-7.8%
Lamb
128 289
130 183
1.5%
2.8%
Pig meat
93 225
93 335
0.1%
-0.2%
Total red meat
870 384
850 001
-2.3%
-10.0%
Chicken meat
283 034
286 564
1.3%
2.7%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
88 729
87 186
-1.7%
-5.3%

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Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia


KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for March 2016:
    • Beef production for the March Quarter 2016 fell 3 percent on December Quarter 2015 and 13 percent year on year.
    • Veal production decreased by 900 tonnes on the December Quarter and 4,300 tonnes year on year.
    • Mutton production in the March Quarter 2016 fell by 3 percent on the December Quarter 2015 and fell by 8 percent year on year.
    • Lamb production increased in the March Quarter 2016 by 1,900 tonnes or 1 percent and increased by 3 percent year on year.
    • The production of pork increased in the March Quarter 2016 by 100 tonnes compared to production in the December Quarter 2015.