7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2017 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS, Australia, December 2017
Sep 2017
Dec 2017
Sep '17 to Dec '17
Dec '16 to Dec '17

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (excluding calves)
1 803 816
1 803 244
-0.0%
4.2%
Calves
103 546
109 306
5.6%
-1.3%
Sheep
1 949 463
2 080 133
6.7%
30.6%
Lambs
5 594 605
5 672 629
1.4%
0.7%
Pigs
1 326 850
1 339 226
0.9%
4.0%
Chickens
161 237 656
159 588 459
-1.0%
-2.2%

Livestock products (t)
Beef
538 193
539 571
0.3%
6.9%
Veal
4 689
4 792
2.2%
-9.2%
Mutton
48 586
51 211
5.4%
29.2%
Lamb
127 297
128 507
1.0%
0.7%
Pig meat
102 646
103 452
0.8%
4.9%
Total red meat
821 412
827 533
0.7%
6.6%
Chicken meat
304 463
303 419
-0.3%
-1.5%
Brokers and dealers receivals of taxable wool
94 691
94 471
-0.2%
0.0%



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KEY POINTS

Livestock slaughtering and meat production quarterly trend movements for December 2017:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased 600 head compared with the previous quarter and increased by 72,800 head (or 4.2%) year on year.
  • The number of calves slaughtered increased by 5,800 head (or 5.6%) compared with the previous quarter and decreased 1,400 head (or 1.3%) year on year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 130,700 head (or 6.7%) compared with the previous quarter and increased by 487,000 head or (30.6%) year on year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased 78,000 head (or 1.4%) compared with the previous quarter and increased by 38,300 head (or 0.7%) year on year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 12,400 head (or 0.9%) compared with the previous quarter and increased by 51,000 head (or 4.0%) year on year.
  • Chicken meat production decreased by 1,000 tonnes (or 0.3%) compared with the previous quarter and decreased by 4,500 tonnes (or 1.5%) year on year.
  • Receivals of wool decreased by 200 tonnes (or 0.2%) compared with the previous quarter and decreased by 29 tonnes year on year.