7218.0.55.001 - Livestock and Meat, Australia, Sep 2016 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY TREND FIGURES

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED AND MEAT PRODUCED, Australia, September 2016


August 2016
September 2016
Aug 2016 to Sep 2016
Sep 2015 to Sep 2016

Livestock (no.)
Cattle (a)
564 181
549 073
-2.7%
-24.6%
Calves
46 817
45 866
-2.0%
-11.6%
Sheep
554 491
549 832
-0.8%
-24.4%
Lambs
1 759 178
1 731 518
-1.6%
-8.5%
Pigs
426 910
426 998
0.0%
4.6%
Meat (t)
Beef
162 228
158 119
-2.5%
-22.3%
Veal
2 046
1 985
-3.0%
-19.7%
Mutton
13 358
13 214
-1.1%
-24.4%
Lamb
38 931
38 242
-1.8%
-8.9%
Pig Meat
32 316
32 333
0.1%
4.7%

(a) Excludes calves


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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS

Livestock and meat production monthly trend movements for September 2016:
  • Cattle slaughter decreased by 3% in September 2016 compared with August 2016 and was down by 179,558 head or 25% year-on-year.
  • Sheep slaughter in September 2016 decreased by 4,658 head or 1% compared with August 2016 and was down 177,349 head or 24% year-on-year.
  • Lamb slaughters decreased by 27,660 head or 2% month-on-month for September 2016. Compared with September 2015, slaughters decreased by 160,360 head or 8%.
  • Pig slaughter for September 2016 remained similar to August 2016, increasing by 88 head. September 2016 slaughter increased by 18,959 or 5% year on year.