7215.0 - Livestock Products, Australia, Dec 2013 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/02/2014
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NUMBER OF LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTERED
Cattle (excluding calves):
In the December quarter 2013, the number of cattle slaughtered (excluding calves) increased by 2% over the previous quarter, to a record 2.2 million.
The number of calves slaughtered in the December quarter 2013 remained steady at 173,000.
The number of sheep slaughtered in the December quarter 2013 fell by 2% to 2.5 million when compared to September quarter 2013.
Lamb slaughterings in the December quarter 2013 increased slightly to a record 5.5 million.
Pig slaughterings in the December quarter 2013 fell by 1% over the previous quarter, to 1.2 million.
Chicken slaughterings in the December quarter 2013 remained steady at 144 million.
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