7503.0 - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
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  • The gross value of livestock slaughtering and other disposals remained steady at $13.8 billion.
  • The gross value of sheep and lambs remained steady at $2.9 billion. While the number of sheep and lambs slaughtered rose by 2%, this was countered by a 2% fall in average prices.
  • The gross value of cattle and calves also remained steady nationally at $7.8 billion. While cows and heifers were retained for rebuilding herds, this was offset by an increase in the number of bullocks and steers slaughtered.
  • The gross value of pigs remained relatively steady at $934 million, with a small increase in slaughter numbers offset by a fall in average prices.
  • The gross value of poultry remained steady at $2.1 billion.

Graph Image for Livestock slaughterings and other disposals.

Footnote(s): (a)Due to confidentiality restrictions data for South Australia (SA) (2007-2011), Western Australia (WA) (2007-2012) and Tasmania (Tas.) (2007-2012) is not available.

Source(s): Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia (cat. no. 7503.0)