7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, March 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/05/2013   
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NUMBER OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED

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Cattle (excluding calves):
In the March quarter 2013, the number of cattle slaughtered (excluding calves) increased by 3% to 2.0 million when compared to December quarter 2012.

Calves:
The number of calves slaughtered in the March quarter 2013 increased by 9% to 178,000 when compared to the previous quarter.

Sheep:
The number of sheep slaughtered in the March quarter 2013 increased by 14% to 2.1 million when compared to December quarter 2012.

Lambs:
Lamb slaughterings in the March quarter 2013 increased by 3% to a record 5.4 million.

Pigs:
Pig slaughterings in the March quarter 2013 increased by 1% to 1.2 million when compared to the previous quarter.

Chickens:
Chicken slaughterings in the March quarter 2013 remained steady at 140 million when compared to December quarter 2012.