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1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Mar 2010  
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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERING AND MEAT PRODUCTION

The trend estimate for the number of livestock slaughtered decreased by 193,800 (15.4%) between March 2009 and March 2010. Slaughtering of Calves, Sheep, Lambs and Cattle decreased by 27.9%, 19.9%, 16.6% and 7.2% respectively, while slaughtering of Pigs increased by 12.6% over this period.

Total livestock slaughtering, Victoria
Graph: Total livestock slaughtering, Victoria


Between March 2009 and March 2010, the trend estimate for total meat production for Victoria decreased by 5.3% from 58,086.6 tonnes to 54,991.6 tonnes. The production of Veal, Lamb, Mutton and Beef decreased by 33.8%, 14.9%, 14.6% and 0.2% respectively, while an increase was recorded for Pig meat (10.5%) over the same period.

Total meat produced, Victoria
Graph: Total meat produced, Victoria


View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: Download Livestock slaughtering and meat production, Victoria: All series and Other agricultural production, Victoria from the Download Page.



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