7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Mar 2014 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2014
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NUMBER OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED
Cattle (excluding calves):
In March quarter 2014, the number of cattle slaughtered (excluding calves) increased by 2% over the previous quarter, to a record 2.2 million.
The number of calves slaughtered in March quarter 2014 rose by 5%, to 189,000 head.
The number of sheep slaughtered in March quarter 2014 increased by 1% over the previous quarter, to 2.6 million head.
Lamb slaughterings in March quarter 2014 increased slightly to a record 5.6 million.
Pig slaughterings in March quarter 2014 remained steady at 1.2 million.
Chicken slaughterings in March quarter 2014 remained steady at 145 million.
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