7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, June 2018


May 2018
June 2018
May 2018 to June 2018
June 2017 to June 2018

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
649 941
655 621
0.9%
7.8%
Calves
35 025
35 640
1.8%
10.3%
Sheep
822 571
869 660
5.7%
39.3%
Lambs
2 050 312
2 079 675
1.4%
12.2%
Pigs
452 227
452 933
0.2%
2.7%
Meat (t)
Beef
190 744
191 403
0.3%
5.7%
Veal
1 408
1 419
0.8%
-6.4%
Mutton
19 185
20 140
5.0%
26.8%
Lamb
46 644
47 320
1.4%
11.0%
Pig Meat
35 332
35 391
0.2%
3.8%

(a) Excludes calves


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JUNE KEY POINTS

As a result of continuing dry conditions in the eastern states the numbers of sheep, lambs and cattle being slaughtered has steadily increased as producers in effected regions reduce stock numbers.

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for June 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 5,700 head (or 0.9%) for the month ending June 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 47,600 head (or 7.8%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter increased by 615 head (or 1.8%) for the month ending June 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 3,300 head (or 10.3%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter increased by 47,100 head (or 5.7%) for the month ending June 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 245,400 head (or 39.3%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 29,400 head (or 1.4%) for the month ending June 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 226,700 head (or 12.2%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter increased by 706 head (or 0.2%) for the month ending June 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 12,000 head (or 2.7%) year-on-year.