7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, March 2018


Feb 2018
Mar 2018
Feb 2018 to Mar 2018
Mar 2017 to Mar 2018

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
613 580
616 456
0.5%
6.0%
Calves
31 376
31 132
-0.8%
3.9%
Sheep
640 387
636 347
-0.6%
13.6%
Lambs
1 907 849
1 912 812
0.3%
4.2%
Pigs
448 556
448 787
0.1%
4.1%
Meat (t)
Beef
184 913
185 755
0.5%
7.6%
Veal
1 419
1 372
-3.3%
-8.6%
Mutton
15 566
15 447
-0.8%
8.9%
Lamb
43 279
43 565
0.7%
4.2%
Pig Meat
34 924
34 996
0.2%
5.0%

(a) Excludes calves


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MARCH KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat slaughter monthly trend movements for March 2018:
  • Cattle slaughter increased by 2,880 head (or 0.5%) for the month ending March 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 34,720 head (or 6.0%) year-on-year.
  • Calf slaughter decreased by 240 head (or 0.8%) for the month ending March 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 1,180 head (or 3.9%) year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter decreased by 4,040 head (or 0.6%) for the month ending March 2018 compared with the previous month but increased by 76,050 head (or 13.6%) year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughter increased by 4,960 head (or 0.3%) for the month ending March 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 77,370 head (or 4.2%) year-on-year.
  • Pig slaughter largely remained steady, increasing 230 head (or 0.1%) for the month ending March 2018 compared with the previous month and increased by 17,660 head (or 4.1%) year-on-year.