7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Jan 2019 Quality Declaration 
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JANUARY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, January 2019


Dec 2018
Jan 2019
Dec 2018 to Jan 2019
Jan 2018 to Jan 2019

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
675 119
676 181
0.2%
10.0%
Calves
43 187
43 182
0.0%
34.9%
Sheep
780 227
759 675
-2.6%
14.4%
Lambs
1 840 927
1 877 235
2.0%
-1.9%
Pigs
448 918
447 363
-0.3%
-0.7%
Meat (t)
Beef
193 388
194 004
0.3%
5.2%
Veal
1 874
1 903
1.5%
31.9%
Mutton
18 470
18 008
-2.5%
12.1%
Lamb
41 505
42 583
2.6%
-1.4%
Pig Meat
35 169
34 984
-0.5%
0.0%

(a) Excludes calves


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JANUARY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for January 2019:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 1,100 head (or 0.2%) in the month ending January 2019 compared with the previous month and increased by 61,500 head (or 10.0%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter remained steady in the month ending January 2019 and increased by 11,200 head (or 34.9%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased by 20,600 head (or 2.6%) for the month ending January 2019 compared with the previous month but increased by 95,800 head (or 14.4%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 36,300 head (or 2.0%) for the month ending January 2019 compared with the previous month but decreased by 37,000 head (or 1.9%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter decreased by 1,600 head (or 0.3%) for the month ending January 2019 compared to the previous month and decreased by 3,200 head (or 0.7%) year-on-year.