7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Feb 2019 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, February 2019


Jan 2019
Feb 2019
Jan 2019 to Feb 2019
Feb 2018 to Feb 2019

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
687 398
693 539
0.9%
11.3%
Calves
44 381
45 135
1.7%
40.1%
Sheep
795 601
791 514
-0.5%
15.2%
Lambs
1 888 202
1 930 917
2.3%
-0.7%
Pigs
443 622
441 237
-0.5%
-2.3%
Meat (t)
Beef
196 436
198 073
0.8%
6.4%
Veal
1 966
2 033
3.4%
45.9%
Mutton
18 871
18 764
-0.6%
14.3%
Lamb
42 880
44 069
2.8%
0.1%
Pig Meat
34 492
34 186
-0.9%
-2.6%

(a) Excludes calves


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FEBRUARY KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for February 2019:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 6,100 head (or 0.9%) in the month ending February 2019 compared with the previous month and increased by 70,300 head (or 11.3%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter increased by 750 head (or 1.7%) in the month ending February 2019 and increased by 12,900 head (or 40.1%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased by 4,100 head (or 0.5%) for the month ending February 2019 compared with the previous month but increased by 104,700 head (or 15.2%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 42,700 head (or 2.3%) for the month ending February 2019 compared with the previous month but decreased by 14,300 head (or 0.7%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter decreased by 2,400 head (or 0.5%) for the month ending February 2019 compared to the previous month and decreased by 10,400 head (or 2.3%) year-on-year.