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1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERING



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In Queensland in November 2011, in trend terms, there were:

    • 293,000 cattle slaughtered, the highest number of any state or territory, and the highest in Queensland since July 2008 (47.7% of all cattle slaughtered)

    • 9,800 calves slaughtered, a decline of 5.5% from the November 2010 figure

    • 40,000 sheep slaughtered, an increase of 14.5% on the November 2010 figure, but still well below the recent high of 64,900 in February 2009

    • 23,100 lambs slaughtered, the tenth consecutive monthly increase, but still the lowest number in the nation.




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Do you know how many livestock have been slaughtered in your state or territory?

Livestock slaughtering and meat production statistics are based on a monthly collection from abattoirs and other major slaughtering establishments. They include estimates of animals slaughtered by country butchers and other small slaughtering establishments.


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