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1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2012  Final
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERING


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In Victoria in January 2012, in trend terms, there were:

  • 106,000 cattle slaughtered, an increase of 0.7% from the January 2011 figure
  • 24,100 calves slaughtered, the highest number of any state or territory (43.5% of all calves slaughtered)
  • 165,900 sheep slaughtered, the highest number in the nation (36.1% of all sheep slaughtered)
  • 653,400 lambs slaughtered, 7.4% higher than in January 2011 but still the highest number of any state or territory (44.0% of all lambs slaughtered).



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Livestock slaughtering 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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