7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/02/2020   
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Value of livestock

Gross value quarterly original movements for December 2019:

  • Cattle and calves decreased by 3.1% to $3.3 billion
  • Sheep and lambs increased by 16.7% to $1.4 billion
  • Pigs increased by 3.8% to $379 million
  • Poultry decreased by 2.2% to $686 million

Image: Graph showing the value of livestock in Australia over the past 9 quarters

Bushfires

Recent bushfire activity in New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory has resulted in only minor disruption to ABS livestock data collection activities for this release. Quality assurance undertaken by the ABS confirmed that these disruptions have not resulted in any impacts to national Livestock statistics to date. Whilst it is expected that bushfire activity may have some impact on future Livestock estimates this activity is not observed in the December quarter estimates.