7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, March 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/05/2010   
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED TREND


CATTLE (EXCLUDING CALVES)

Graph: Cattle (excluding calves)

In the March quarter 2010, the number of cattle (excluding calves) slaughtered decreased 3% to 1.8 million compared to the previous quarter.


CALVES
Graph: Calves

The number of calves slaughtered in the March quarter 2010 increased 2% to 200 thousand compared to the previous quarter.


SHEEP AND LAMBS
Graph: SHEEP AND LAMBS

The number of sheep slaughtered in the March quarter 2010 fell 13% to 1.9 million compared to the previous quarter. Lamb slaughterings decreased 5% to 4.7 million.


PIGS
Graph: Pigs

Pig slaughterings in the March quarter 2010 remained steady at 1.2 million compared to the previous quarter.