7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Oct 2017 Quality Declaration 
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OCTOBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, October 2017


Sept 2017
Oct 2017
Sept 2017 to Oct 2017
Oct 2016 to Oct 2017

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
613 418
608 943
-0.7%
6.3%
Calves
39 414
41 503
5.3%
7.2%
Sheep
725 537
744 683
2.6%
42.0%
Lambs
1 924 798
1 933 946
0.5%
1.8%
Pigs
450 324
452 387
0.5%
6.2%
Meat (t)
Beef
181 931
180 184
-1.0%
8.1%
Veal
1 781
1 850
3.9%
1.5%
Mutton
18 098
18 465
2.0%
42.0%
Lamb
43 675
43 592
-0.2%
1.9%
Pig Meat
34 730
34 840
0.3%
6.7%

(a) Excludes calves


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OCTOBER KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for October 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased by 4,480 head (or 0.7%) in October 2017 when compared with September 2017 and there was a year-on-year increase of 36,110 head (or 6.3%).
  • The number of calves slaughtered in October 2017 increased by 2,090 head (or 5.3%) month-on-month and, compared to this period last year, increased by 2,770 head (or 7.2%).
  • Sheep slaughter in October 2017 increased by 19,150 head (or 2.6%) compared with September 2017 and was up 220,150 head (or 42%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 9,150 head (or 0.5%) for October 2017. Compared with October 2016, slaughter increased by 34,240 head (or 1.8%).
  • Pig slaughter increased in October 2017 by 2,060 head (or 0.5%) when compared to September 2017 and continued to increase year-on-year with slaughter up 26,250 head (or 6.2%) on this period last year.