7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, June 2017
Mar 2017
Jun 2017
Mar '17 to Jun '17
Jun '16 to Jun '17

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 758 165
1 779 399
1.2%
-2.8%
Calves
96 033
82 942
-13.6%
-40.8%
Sheep
1 628 614
1 661 209
2.0%
-8.1%
Lambs
5 645 631
5 589 679
-1.0%
-1.7%
Pigs
1 295 338
1 302 686
0.6%
2.7%
Chickens
163 300 890
164 165 491
0.5%
1.5%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
517 868
528 972
2.1%
0.4%
Veal
4 699
4 321
-8.0%
-30.5%
Mutton
41 207
42 832
3.9%
-1.6%
Lamb
128 369
128 036
-0.3%
0.5%
Pig meat
99 952
101 084
1.1%
5.3%
Total red meat
792 094
805 245
1.7%
0.7%
Chicken meat
307 530
309 056
0.5%
0.8%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
95 610
96 049
0.5%
6.6%



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Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia

KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for June 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter increased 21,200 head or 1.2% compared with the March 2017 quarter but decreased by 51,500 head or 2.8% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.
  • The number of calves slaughtered decreased by 13,100 head or 13.6% compared to the March 2017 quarter and was down 57,200 head or 40.8% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 32,600 head or 2.0% compared with the March 2017 quarter but decreased by 147,300 head or 8.1% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.
  • Lamb slaughter decreased 56,000 head or 1.0% compared with the March 2017 quarter and decreased by 95,400 head or 1.7% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 7,300 head or 0.6% compared with the March 2017 quarter and increased by 34,400 head or 2.7% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.
  • Chicken meat production increased by 1,500 tonnes or 0.5% compared with the March 2017 quarter and increased by 2,500 tonnes or 0.8% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.
  • Receivals of wool increased by 440 tonnes or 0.5% compared with the March 2017 quarter and increased by 6,000 tonnes or 6.6% when compared to the June 2016 quarter.