7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, June 2018
Mar 2018
Jun 2018
Mar '18 to Jun '18
Jun '17 to Jun '18

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 870 981
1 927 948
3.0%
7.2%
Calves
105 796
102 597
-3.0%
5.4%
Sheep
2 145 200
2 300 702
7.2%
28.2%
Lambs
5 911 752
6 107 149
3.3%
9.1%
Pigs
1 350 952
1 355 093
0.3%
3.4%
Chickens
158 090 488
158 023 738
-0.0%
-2.9%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
555 743
567 284
2.1%
6.4%
Veal
4 539
4 354
-4.1%
-6.9%
Mutton
51 501
54 209
5.3%
19.4%
Lamb
133 732
137 593
2.9%
7.7%
Pig meat
104 891
105 860
0.9%
4.4%
Total red meat
850 406
869 300
2.2%
7.0%
Chicken meat
296 731
293 052
-1.2%
-4.5%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
97 045
98 859
1.9%
3.9%



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KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for June 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased 57, 000 head (or 3.0%) compared with the March quarter and increased by 130,200 head (or 7.2%) year on year.
  • Calf slaughtered decreased 3,200 head (or 3.0%) when compared to the March quarter and increased 5,300 head (or 5.4%) year on year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 155,500 head (or 7.2%) compared with the March quarter and increased by 506,700 head or (28.2%) year on year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased 195,400 head (or 3.3%) compared with the March quarter and increased by 511,300 head (or 9.1%) year on year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 4,100 head (or 0.3%) compared with the March quarter and increased by 44,400 head (or 3.4%) year on year.
  • Chicken meat production decreased by 3,700 tonnes (or 1.2%) compared with the March quarter and decreased by 13,700 tonnes (or 4.5%) year on year.
  • Brokers and dealers receivals of wool increased by 1,800 tonnes (or 1.9%) compared with the March quarter and increased by 3,700 tonnes (or 3.9%) year on year.