7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2016


May 2016
June 2016
May 2016 to June 2016
June 2015 to June 2016

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
633 741
627 432
-1.0%
-18.4%
Calves
49 939
51 900
3.9%
-11.2%
Sheep
597 242
576 961
-3.4%
-17.0%
Lambs
1 943 260
1 924 965
-0.9%
0.8%
Pigs
423 920
425 396
0.3%
3.5%
Meat (t)
Beef
182 222
180 404
-1.0%
-16.1%
Veal
2 342
2 462
5.1%
-14.7%
Mutton
14 710
14 257
-3.1%
-14.3%
Lamb
43 785
43 436
-0.8%
3.2%
Pig Meat
32 090
32 215
0.4%
3.9%

(a) Excludes calves


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Graph Image for Meat Production, Australia

JUNE KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for June 2016:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased 1 percent in June 2016 when compared to May 2016 and decreased 18 percent (or 142,000 head) from June 2015.
  • Calves slaughtered increased month-on-month, up 4 percent from May 2016 but down 11 percent when compared to June 2015.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased by 20,000 head (or 3 percent) from May 2016 and by 17 percent from June 2015.
  • Lamb slaughter was down for a second month, decreasing by 18,000 head (or 1 percent) when compared to May 2016.
  • Pig meat production continued its steady monthly growth in June 2016, also increasing 4 percent from June 2015.

REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the May 2016 original series as a result of more complete and accurate information obtained from South Australia and Western Australia respondents.