7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, June 2016
Mar 2016
Jun 2016
Mar '16 to Jun '16
Jun'15 to Jun'16

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 978 188
1 886 440
-4.6%
-18.5%
Calves
138 090
136 099
-1.4%
-22.7%
Sheep
1 974 902
1 849 472
-6.4%
-13.2%
Lambs
5 831 927
5 843 379
0.2%
2.5%
Pigs
1 249 976
1 268 899
1.5%
2.4%
Chickens
157 880 246
162 859 083
3.2%
10.3%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
564 618
546 328
-3.2%
-15.4%
Veal
6 209
6 249
0.6%
-30.4%
Mutton
47 605
45 190
-5.1%
-10.7%
Lamb
130 184
131 506
1.0%
4.2%
Pig meat
94 703
96 101
1.5%
2.7%
Total red meat
843 319
825 373
-2.1%
-10.8%
Chicken meat
291 510
299 905
2.9%
7.9%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
88 873
90 740
2.1%
-1.5%

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KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for June 2016:
    • Cattle slaughter for the June Quarter decreased 5 percent on March Quarter 2016 and decreased 19 percent (429,000 head) year on year.
    • Calf slaughter decreased 1 percent (2,000 head) compared to the previous Quarter and decreased 23 percent from June Quarter 2015.
    • Sheep slaughter for the Quarter ending June 2016 decreased by 125,000 head (6 percent) and decreased 13 percent year on year.
    • Lamb slaughter increased marginally (11,000 head or 0.2 percent) from the March Quarter 2015 and increased 2 percent when compared year on year.
    • Pig slaughter increased 2 percent (19,000 head) compared with March Quarter 2016 and increased by 30,000 head (2 percent) year on year.
    • Chicken slaughter and meat production both continue to increase, up 3 percent in the June Quarter and up 10 percent and 8 percent respectfully when compared year on year.